Crispy Sourdough Crostini: 7 Topping Ideas

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If you love sourdough toast, topped with sweet or savory ingredients, then you’re going to love this deliciously crispy sourdough crostini! If you’re stuck on what to top your crostini with, then I’ve got you. Here are 7 delicious topping ideas for you to try today!

Crispy sourdough crostini: 7 topping ideas

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What Bread To Use For Sourdough Crostini?

When it comes to homemade crostini you can choose any type of bread you fancy. In fact, leftover baguettes make an amazing sourdough crostini, since they’re smaller when sliced.

Any type of leftover sourdough bread can be used for a divine crostini recipe. And if you happen to have some stale sourdough bread hanging about, then use that to make crostini.

Once the stale bread is smothered in olive oil and toasted, I promise you the results are phenomenal. You’ll be reaching for another slice in no time!

7 Delicious Sourdough Crostini Toppings

While sourdough crostini topped with olive oil, and a smidge of salt sounds amazing, there are certainly ways to elevate these small slices of bread.

Here are some delectable crostini topping ideas for you to try:

Fig, Goat Cheese and Pistachios

If you’re itching for something fancy, then try this scrumptious fig crostini, complete with goat cheese and a handful of pistachios. With one crunchy bite, you’ll taste sweet, tangy, salty, and juicy, so what’s not to like?

Grilled Peach, Honey, and Blue Cheese

Here’s a phenomenal way to combine the sticky sweetness of peaches and honey, with rich and creamy blue cheese. While the combination may raise a few eyebrows, all I’m going to say is, don’t knock it till you try it!

Roasted Tomatoes

Juicy roasted tomatoes, paired with sweet and tangy goat cheese, make the perfect crispy crostini. Add some fresh sage, sea salt, and pepper for a finishing touch.

Pesto and Roasted Cherry Tomatoes

This deliciously elegant sourdough crostini is incredibly flavorful. Featuring juicy roasted tomatoes, combined with a garlicky pesto-flavored topping for an interesting lift.

Crab Toast

If you love crab, then why not add it to your crisp crostini? Add cheese, tomatoes, and Worcestershire sauce for the ultimate crostini treat.

Just one bite and you’ll find yourself in love with the flavors!

Goat Cheese and Strawberry

When tangy goat cheese meets sweet and vibrant strawberry, you have a phenomenal treat. And a special touch of honey will bring you to your knees, so bite at your own risk!

Garlic Shrimp With Avocado

These incredibly delicious, garlic shrimp are incredibly appetizing when served alone, but when you add them to a crisp and tangy sourdough crostini you have a brilliant treat.

Serve these at a brunch or party, and watch your guests drool with delight.

Crispy sourdough crostini: 7 topping ideas

Sourdough Crostini Recipe

This scrumptious sourdough crostini can be made with a baguette or delicious artisan bread. Make this appetizing sourdough crostini recipe for bruschetta toast, soups, dips, and salads.

  • Type: Bread
  • Cuisine: Italian
  • Recipe yield: 10 2-piece servings
  • Calories: 115kcal
  • Preparation time: 5 minutes
  • Cooking time: 15 minutes
  • Total time: 20 minutes

Ingredients

  • 1 baguette, French bread loaf, stale sourdough bread, or any bread loaf
  • ¼ cup extra virgin olive oil
  • Sea salt

Instructions

  1. Preheat the oven to 375 degrees Fahrenheit.
  2. Cut the baguette or bread loaf into ¼-inch thick slices.
  3. Arrange the slices in a single layer on a baking sheet.
  4. Lightly drizzle both sides of each crostini with olive oil or oil spray. Finally, sprinkle with sea salt for an extra briny taste.
  5. Bake the crostini for 10-14 minutes, rotating the slice of bread halfway through until well-toasted and golden brown on both sides.
  6. Once the crostini has cooled down completely, you can pile on your favorite toppings.
  7. Store crostini in an airtight container for 5 days at room temperature, or freeze for 30 days.

Nutrition

  • Calories: 115kcal
  • Carbohydrates: 13g
  • Protein: 2g
  • Fat: 6g
  • Saturated fat: 1g

Sourdough Crostini Tips & Tricks

Though crostini might be one of the simplest sourdough recipes you’ve ever tried, there are some tips and tricks to help you make the perfect crostini!

  • Use the best bread: Baguette or any type of crusty bread makes the perfect candidate for sourdough crostini
  • Stale bread is good bread: Your crostini will turn out just fine, but you must ensure your bread doesn’t have any mold.
  • A serrated knife is best for slicing: Slice your bread roughly ½-inch thick, any thinner and your bread just might fall apart.
  • For larger crostini: Slice your bread diagonally.
  • For little toasts: Cut the slices straight across.
  • The crostini is done: When they’re golden brown on both sides.
  • Serve crostini: Finish with a sprinkle of salt, some fig jam, fresh rosemary, cherry tomatoes, or anything else you might fancy.
Crispy sourdough crostini: 7 topping ideas

Simple Ways to Eat Sourdough Crostini

Sourdough crostini make the perfect lunch or snack-time treat. And the best part is, they can be topped and served with just about anything!

Here are just some of the ways you can enjoy your sourdough crostini:

  • Serve them alongside aged cheddar cheese, crispy apple, green tomato relish, and dried fruits and nuts for a spectacular masterpiece.
  • Serve the perfect crostini with a delicious and hearty soup.
  • Use them as a substitute for crackers and pile on some cream cheese for the perfect bite.
  • Make mini bruschetta. Rub some garlic on the baguette, then brush with olive oil, top with red onion, tomato, and basil leaves, and enjoy!

Sourdough Crostini

While sourdough crostini is a simple recipe, the toppings are what complete this dish. You can be as creative as you like, there’s no limit to what you could do with your day-old bread, a grill, and some olive oil!

FAQs

What is Crostini?

Crostini is a type of Italian toasted bread, made by thinly slicing plain white bread, and toasting or grilling it until it becomes nice and crispy. These slices of bread can be drizzled with olive oil, sprinkled with salt, and served plain.
Additionally, they can be dressed up or down with flavorings and enhancements, such as tomatoes, fresh basil, goat cheese, cream cheese, homemade ricotta, and more!

What Is The Difference Between Crostini And Bruschetta?

Bruschetta is derived from the Italian phrase “bruscare” which means to “roast over coals.” It is made by toasting whole slices of Italian or sourdough bread. While crostini are sliced and toasted from a smaller, rounded, and fine-textured bread, or a white bread baguette.

Why Are My Crostini So Hard?

Crostini should be crisp on outside and slightly tender in the center. Over-toasting the crostini will risk hardening the bread slices to an unpleasant texture. To avoid this, place the toppings on the bread before toasting as this will help soften the crostini.

What’s The Difference Between Crostini And Toast?

While crostini involves toasting slices of bread, it is often made using smaller, and rounder slices of bread brushed with olive oil and toasted to perfection.

Sourdough Crostini Recipe
Crispy sourdough crostini: 7 topping ideas

This scrumptious sourdough crostini can be made with a baguette or delicious artisan bread. Make this appetizing sourdough crostini recipe for bruschetta toast, soups, dips, and salads.

Type: bread

Cuisine: Italian

Recipe Yield: 20 slices

Calories: 115 kcal

Preparation Time: 5 mins

Cooking Time: 15 mins

Total Time: 20 mins

Recipe Ingredients:

  • 1 baguette, French bread loaf, stale sourdough bread, or any bread loaf
  • ¼ cup extra virgin olive oil
  • sea salt
  • toppings of your choosing

Recipe Instructions:

Preheat Oven:

Preheat the oven to 375 degrees Fahrenheit.

Crispy sourdough crostini: 7 topping ideas

Cut Loaf:

Cut the baguette or bread loaf into ¼-inch thick slices.

Crispy sourdough crostini: 7 topping ideas

Arrange Slices:

Arrange the slices in a single layer on a baking sheet.

Crispy sourdough crostini: 7 topping ideas

Drizzle and Salt:

Lightly drizzle both sides of each crostini with olive oil or oil spray. Finally, sprinkle with sea salt for an extra briny taste.

Crispy sourdough crostini: 7 topping ideas

Bake :

Bake the crostini for 10-14 minutes, rotating the slice of bread halfway through until well-toasted and golden brown on both sides.

Crispy sourdough crostini: 7 topping ideas

Top with Your Faves!:

Once the crostini has cooled down completely, you can pile on your favorite toppings.

Crispy sourdough crostini: 7 topping ideas

By Natasha Krajnc

Hi! My name is Natasha and I'm specialized in home sourdough bread baking and currently based in Slovakia - a very small country in Central Europe. My bread baking story began in 2011 when I decided to give up commercial yeast. I felt tired all the time (especially after eating bread and other foods made with yeast), I wasn’t motivated to do anything, had trouble concentrating throughout the day, my abdomen was bloated and I was like a trumpet on steroids – basically, I was quite a wreck. I was a big bread lover (and still am) and having to stop eating bread was quite hard at that time but I felt I was on a right way to give my body a chance to heal itself.

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