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Sep 9, 2010 01:01 PM

Bruschetta or Crostini Toppings . . . what are your favourites?

On garlic-rubbed, grilled bread my latest favourites are:

- roasted cherry or grape tomatoes with fresh basil and shaved parmesan
- fresh buffalo mozzarella pulled into small pieces and tossed w home made chilli oil and sea salt
- sauteed mixed, wild mushrooms, served warm w some cambrazola
- roasted pears with cambrazola (no garlic rubbed on these toasts)

What are your favourites?

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  1. small dice chilled roasted beets - tossed with s&p, balsamic glaze or vinegar - and grated, diced, or shaved parmesan (lots of it) - maybe some parsley...

    adapted from Mario Batali....

    2 Replies
    1. re: harryharry

      i like to pair beets with goat cheese or feta and some rosemary and chives as well!

      1. re: harryharry

        Omg this sounds amazing and right before I was going to harvest my beets! Thanks!

      2. I also enjoy grilled pita too with any, and all of the following dips or toppings

        hummous, bhabha ganoush, tzitiki
        white bean truffle dip
        variety of roasted peppers - green, yellow and red with some balsamic and evo
        shaved rare cold roast beef with parmesan, arugula and evo
        gravlox, arugula and capers
        parmesan cream

        hmmm, have to continue thinking......

        1. Simple - just tomato, garlic and basil. And oil of course.

          1. goat cheese, honey and walnuts
            ricotta (or goat cheese) and roasted beets
            tomato and basil
            figs and cheese

            all are so easy and so loved.

            1 Reply
            1. re: mickeygee

              I love cheese and honey on warm bread. My favorite is gorgonzola dolce with honey served warm.

            2. The following on slices of plain toasted baguette or Italian bread crostini

              Smoked gouda & pear with walnuts; return to oven just to partially melt cheese.
              Thinly sliced fresh peaches topped with a salad of baby arugula dressed in balsamic reduction
              Chunks of roasted eggplant, garlic & onion & topped with shaved parmesan
              Oven crisp prosciutto, roasted asparagus, feta & lemon vinaigrette; return to oven to partially melt feta the drizzle the vinaigrette.

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              1. re: Cherylptw

                Mmm Cheryl, you got me with that last one....definitely on the menu for us this weekend!!