Colorful Summer Appetizer: Tomato and Goat Cheese Crostinis


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Tomato and goat cheese crostinis by southern lifestyle blogger Stephanie Ziajka of Diary of a Debutante

When it comes to food, easy party appetizers are my forte. Personally, I love crostinis because they’re delicious and can range from fancy and gourmet, like these beef tenderloin crostinis, to simple and low key. Also, let’s be real– who doesn’t like toasted bread, am I right?! Anyways, if you’re looking for easy summer starters to serve at home (or easy appetizers to bring to a party), these tomato and goat cheese crostinis are my go-to recipe. I love them because they require minimal prep and are always a surprisingly huge hit at parties. Seriously, I’m not sure if it’s the taste or the colorfulness (if that’s a word), but they’re always the first thing to go. Oh, and bonus– kids love them, too! Keep reading for a printable goat cheese crostini recipe card, along with a nutritional breakdown and fun little recipe video.

Tomato and Goat Cheese Crostinis

Not to sound like a broken record, but probably my favorite thing about this tomato and goat cheese appetizer is that it’s as colorful as it is tasty. Also, it takes less then ten minutes and is literally too easy to mess up. If you do, though, there’s a fun recipe video at the bottom of this post! Kyle and I actually made it over a year ago– and it was one of our first ones ever, so please excuse any camera shaking and/or lens focusing issues. 

Ingredients

Including the garnish, you only need five ingredients to make these delicious goat cheese crostinis. Here’s everything you need to serve twelve (multiply by two or three for larger parties)–

  • NatureSweet Constellation tomatoes (thinly sliced)– Any cherry tomatoes will do, but I personally love NatureSweet’s Constellation tomatoes! They’re tasty, super colorful, and a big draw for kids. 
  • Chèvre– Fun fact: chèvre is a fancy word for goat cheese. For easy spreading, it’s best to be at room temperature. 
  • Baguette– I cut mine into twenty four slices. Of course, you can go rouge and cut as thin or thick as you like.
  • Olive oil– You don’t technically need olive oil to toast your baguette slices, but I promise they taste better if you do.
  • Fresh dill (for garnish)– If you don’t have any fresh dill on hand, mini basil leaves are a great and flavorful substitute. 

Tomato and Goat Cheese Crostini Recipe

Southern lifestyle blogger Stephanie Ziajka shares an easy tomato and goat cheese appetizer on Diary of a Debutante

First thing’s first, to make a batch of twenty four tomato and goat cheese crostinis, slice your baguette into twenty four slices. Drizzle the baguette slices with olive oil, place them on a baking sheet, and bake at 400F for five minutes or until golden brown.

I mentioned this earlier, but goat cheese is significantly easier to spread when it’s at room temperature. It’s also easier to spread when the crostinis are warm and fresh out of the oven. So, once they reach a safe temperature (I typically wait three or four minutes), spread goat cheese onto each toasted baguette slice and top with different-colored cherry tomato slices. As a finishing touch, garnish with fresh dill. Serve immediately– and enjoy! 

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Aren’t they pretty? I promise they’re equally tasty, too! Full disclosure, though– these don’t keep well. If you want to prep them ahead of time, slice the Constellation tomatoes in advance. Everything else can (and should) be done right before guests arrive. 

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Tomato and Goat Cheese Crostinis

tomato and goat cheese crostini recipe by southern entertaining blogger Stephanie Ziajka on Diary of a Debutante

Made with flavorful and kid-friendly NatureSweet Constellation tomatoes, these savory tomato and goat cheese crostinis are as tasty as they are colorful! Whether you’re looking for an easy summer starter to serve at home or an easy appetizer to bring to a party, they take less than ten minutes to prepare and will be a guaranteed hit at your next event.

  • Author: Stephanie Ziajka
  • Prep Time: 5 mins
  • Cook Time: 5 mins
  • Total Time: 10 mins
  • Yield: 24 crostinis 1x
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Ingredients

  • 1 pint NatureSweet Constellation tomatoes, thinly sliced
  • 4oz chèvre (goat cheese)
  • 1 baguette
  • 1 tbsp olive oil
  • 2 sprigs fresh dill (for garnish)

Instructions

Slice baguette into twenty-four slices. Drizzle baguette slices with olive oil, place on a baking sheet, and bake at 400F for five minutes or until golden brown.

Spread goat cheese onto toasted baguette slices and top with different-colored cherry tomato slices. Garnish with fresh dill. Serve immediately and enjoy!

Notes

If you don’t have fresh dill weed, mini basil leaves are a great substitute. 

Recipe adapted from Pizzazzerie: Entertain in Style by Courtney Whitmore. 

Keywords: appetizer

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If you need a supplemental video tutorial– or if you just love fun recipe videos with fiancé cameos, click play on my Instagram post below!

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AD: When it comes to entertaining, quick and easy apps with minimal prep are my thing. These colorful and absolutely delicious 4-ingredient tomato crostinis are one of my (coughKyle’scough) favorite snack hacks for summer, and they take less than 10 mins to make. All you need is a pint of @NSTomatoes Constellation Tomatoes (which are also SO GOOD in salads and perfect for on-the-go snacking!), a baguette, a little bit of chévre (goat) cheese, and fresh dill for garnish. Check out the video for the full recipe! Oh, and I also wanted to share a fun sweepstakes with y’all that actually starts TODAY! Now through September 23rd, you can enter here: https://izea.it/aBBBQq9 to win this week’s $150 Adult Snack Hack Prize Pack and a Grand Prize/Snack Hack Survival Kit, which includes a year’s supply of NatureSweet tomatoes, a backpack, electronic tablet/computer to save all your snack hack ideas, and other great gifts to make on-the-go snacking super easy and seamless! There are going to be a handful of winners, so even though I literally never win ANYTHING, I’m crossing my fingers I’m one of them. Good luck, you guys! #NatureSweetSnackHack #SnackHack #tomatoes #appetizers #recipevideo #bhgfood #imsomartha #makeitdelicious #recipeoftheday

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If you tried this goat cheese tomato recipe for yourself, please don’t hesitate to let me know if you had any trouble– with this recipe or any of my others. I love hearing from you guys, and I’m happy to help! Also, if you need more ideas for easy appetizers to take to a party, these mini beef tacos are always a huge hit, especially with kids. Alternatively, they’re a little pricier and more time consuming to make, but these beef tenderloin crostinis are to die for. 

Just so you know, I was reimbursed for this recipe as part of a sponsored social campaign with Izea Worldwide. I loved this project so much that I decided to feature it my blog, as well, although I had no obligation to do so. As always, all thoughts and opinions are my own.

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