Caprese Crostini

This canape version of the classic Caprese salad is great for parties or get-togethers as a passed hors d’oeuvre. Exceedingly simple, caprese crostini are always a hit, and they only take a few minutes to make!

many caprese crostini on a large white serving dish

Crostini are great party bites because they are infinitely customizable and don’t require any silverware. You can go trendy and elegant with a sweet potato crostini, sprat and white bean crostini, or just a classic afternoon snack style tuna salad crostini. Whatever you top them with, you just have to make sure to use some great quality bread!

This caprese crostini only has a few ingredients; In fact only one more than the salad since this has bread. Because there are so few ingredients you really want to focus on quality. When each ingredient’s flavor is so defined you definitely do not want to cheap out.

How To Make Caprese Crostini

caprese crostini ingredients

I suggest when you plan to make this recipe you buy all the ingredients (except the oil and balsamic) the day of. That will ensure you get the freshest quality ingredients possible.

Ingredients

  • 1 Baguette – freshly baked is ideal.
  • 250 grams Mozzarella Cheese
  • 2-3 Tomatoes
  • 1 bunch Basil
  • Olive Oil – as needed
  • Balsamic Glassa – optional, to taste
Six slices of baguette on a black grill pan

While it is entirely optional, I do recommend toasting the baguette slices. You can use a toaster or toaster oven but I personally love using my grill pan with a bit of olive oil for those beautiful marks. Of course, if you don’t want to toast the bread at all you can skip it…but the word crostini itself does mean grilled or toasted bread.

many caprese crostini on a large white serving dish

Once all your bread is toasted you can just compile the caprese crostini right on your serving plate. I layer it cheese, basil, tomato, and then a drizzle of balsamic glassa. Enjoy!

Want to make this a bruschetta? Simply use a larger piece of bread! That’s basically the main difference between these two Italian antipasti.

many caprese crostini on a large white serving dish

Caprese Crostini

This canape version of the classic Caprese salad is great for parties or get-togethers as a passed hors d'oeuvre. Exceedingly simple, caprese crostini are always a hit, and they only take a few minutes to make!
5 from 1 vote
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 5 minutes
Total Time 10 minutes
Course Canape, Hors d’Oeuvre, Snack
Cuisine European, Italian
Servings 24 pieces
Calories 221 kcal

Equipment

  • 1 Grill Pan | optional, or toaster/toaster oven

Ingredients
  

  • 1 Baguette freshly baked is ideal.
  • 250 grams Mozzarella Cheese
  • 2-3 Tomatoes
  • 1 bunch Basil
  • Olive Oil as needed
  • Balsamic Glassa optional, to taste

Instructions
 

  • Slice your baguette into about 1-2cm slices.
  • Brush a grill pan with olive oil and lay down the bread slices to grill just for a few seconds each side. Bread on a hot grill can burn easily so make sure to watch them.
  • Place your bread slices directly on your serving tray and then layer the caprese crostini. Lay down a slice of mozzarella, then a leaf of basil, then a slice of tomato. Drizzle with a bit of balsamic glassa to taste and serve. Enjoy!
Keyword Baguette, Canape, Caprese Salad, Crostini

Caprese Crostini

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