Goat cheese crostini with capers and red peppers is the perfect light dish or appetizer and so easy to make! This easy crostini is topped with a delicious goat cheese spread that is loaded with so much flavor and it couldn't be easier to make.
About these goat cheese crostini
Crostini is one of my absolute favorite ways to eat so many foods. It can handle almost any flavor combination whether sweet or savory.
This goat cheese crostini recipe is a flavor explosion in your mouth thanks to the saltiness from the capers, the sweetness of the red peppers and the freshness from the herbs and garlic.
This crostini recipe makes a great appetizer when entertaining or a light meal during the warmer months. It is a really delicious treat.
The ingredients needed
- goat cheese. The goat cheese is the base to all the delicious flavor add ins.
- capers. The capers add a slaty bite to the goat cheese spread.
- roasted red peppers (I like to buy them in the jar already made!). Buying them already roasted will save you so much time so I highly recommend doing that.
- fresh herbs and green onions. Us your favorite fresh herbs here.
- garlic. Try to use only fresh garlic.
- salt and pepper
- bread for your crostini. I prefer a baguette style bread for the crostini but you can also use a ciabatta or rustic bread that is sliced up.
How to make
Making the goat cheese crostini could not be any simpler. Here is what it looks like:
Make the crostini
The crostini is the base for the delicious goat cheese spread that you are going to make next. Having a nice hearty toasted up crostini will make sure there is crunch in each bite.
Make the goat cheese spread
The key to making the goat cheese spread is making sure the goat cheese is at room temperature to ensure easy mixing of all of the ingredients.
The rest is mincing and dicing of the other ingredients for the goat cheese spread then adding that to the goat cheese.
You want to mix it well so each bite into the goat cheese crostini will have a little of everything.
Making the Delicious Goat Cheese Spread Ahead of Time
The goat cheese spread for these crostini can be made ahead of time making it a great party appetizer as well. I love making a big batch of this spread and keeping it in the refrigerator for a quick and tasty lunch.
All I have to do is quickly make the crostini under the broiler and then top it with this wonderful goat cheese spread.
You can also use this delicious goat cheese spread on crackers or as a dip for veggies. It makes a great spread to serve guests too.
Additional Ways to Enjoy this Goat Cheese Appetizer
This goat cheese appetizer is so easy and requires no cooking if you buy your red peppers already roasted like I did. Perfect for a meal on a hot day or on special occasions.
It can be a goat cheese appetizer as well that you serve before dinner.
I actually like serving this in the summer when it is too hot to cook a big meal but I also serve it at the holidays because of it's red and green festive colors. My favorite way to make this in the summer is to add extra freshness on top with sliced veggies.
You can use whatever fresh herbs you have on hand for this goat cheese crostini. The goat cheese spread really stands up to bold flavors.
Just try to find herbs that go well with the capers and red peppers.
If you cannot get your hands on fresh herbs, the capers, garlic and roasted red peppers have enough flavor on their own. I have done this before when I only have these pantry staples around and it tastes just as amazing.
This recipe is for crostini but if you are not into eating bread, Bibb lettuce would be a great base for this goat cheese spread!
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- 1 baguette bread
- 1 jar of roasted red peppers THIN SLICED. About 8-12 ounces
- 1 small log of goat cheese plain at room temperature
- 1 jar of capers drained
- fresh herbs of your choice such as basil, oregeno, parsely diced finely, about 1 tbsp
- 2 tablespoon of finely chopped green onions or chives
- finely diced garlic 1 clove, 1 clove of garlic for making the crostini (left whole)
- salt and pepper to taste
- In a small bowl mix together the goat cheese, capers, garlic and fresh herbs.
- Next, slice up your baguette bread into about 1 inch slices.
- Drizzle with olive oil and place under a broiler until golden brown.
- When golden brown, take out of the oven and repeat on the other side until golden.
- When the bread is done, take a clove of garlic and rub it all over the hot bread to flavor the bread. sprinkle with salt.
- Now, take your crostini and spread the goat cheese mixture on it with a knife.
- When ready to assemble: place some of your roasted pepper slices on top of the crostini.
- Keep doing this until you have made all of the crostinis.
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