7-Ingredient Easy Greek Crostini w/ Garlic Whipped Feta & Blistered Cherry Tomatoes
Can we talk about how great this summer has been?
Because summer 2014 is totally crushing it.
First, the weather has been absolute perfection. Long days at the beach, salty swims in the ocean, and a sail somewhere in between? Simply incredible. My skin is tan, my hair is wavy, and life just feels good. And the al fresco dining! I simply cannot get enough. I’ve already indulged in several sunset suppers filled with lobster rolls and rosé, and my gluttonous self has no plans of reigning it in.
Nor do I plan to stop eating this insanely easy crostini, because this baby right here is mega faboosh.
First and foremost is the art of garlic whipped feta, which isn’t so much an art as it is throwing three ingredients in your food processor and pressing pulse. But regardless of how simple the execution might be, the results are seriously mayj. Airy and super garlicky, this whipped feta works just as well here as it does with pasta (did that), on a sandwich (it happened), or straight by the tablespoon (obviously).
And the blistered cherry tomatoes? Simply dreamy! At first I was just going to slice cherry tomatoes on top — also a legit option — but something about charring these ruby nuggets just sounded too good to pass up. Luckily the blistered tomatoes take barely any effort, all you need to do is thread them on a skewer, broil for 10 mins, and voilà! Juicy tomato perfection with texture and flavor to kill.
I finished these off with some shredded basil and canned sliced olives, and that was it! No muss, no fuss, just crisp, fresh deliciousness ready in a mere 15 minutes.
And doesn’t it just look so damn summer-y, too?
Bright cheery colors, pretty presentation, easy for large groups, and perfect for rosé – I’ll toast to that. 🙂
>> one serving = 2 crostini
Easy Greek Crostini with Garlic Whipped Feta & Blistered Cherry Tomatoes
>> one serving = 2 crostini
Love these summertime flavors, but like you said, I’d enjoy these bites 365 days a year. 🙂
What a fabulous Greek twist on an Italian staple! LOVE it!
I totally know how you feel, Christine! I just got married last September and my life was pure wedding craziness! I loved (mostly) every minute of it, but I had no life last summer between all of the events going on. But you’ll survive! Enjoy this time, craziness and all! 🙂 These crostinis look AMAZING! I’m literally drooling over my keyboard. These are my absolute favorite ingredients, smashed into one! Beautiful!
haha that’s exactly what I’m trying to do, enjoy the craziness and still make it into the kitchen somewhere in between 🙂 so glad you like the crostini, it’s so easy to whip up! xx
You definitely have a full plate with wedding planning. Plus, you don’t want the summer to slip away and your stuck working all the time, right? Good luck getting things done and hopefully people will help rather than hinder the process 😀
Ok, so these look amazing. I’ve got a loaf of bread ready to become these amazing looking crostini!
thanks Cindy, it’s so nice to know everyone has dealt with the same craziness too!! and yess definitely get some garlic whipped feta going for that loaf stat!
Hahahaha oh the joys of getting married. Isn’t it funny (or not so funny) how everyone seems to have an opinion… and then feel the need to actually share it with you?! I feel your wedding woes. In the end it’ll all be worth it and you’ll have an amazing day!!! Loving the sound of this crostini… especially that whipped feta! Yum!
seriously loving how everyone is relating to the madness, I’m relieved I’m not the only one! I totally agree, in the end it will be worth it, but for now I’ll stay calm with this crostini & wine lol
Everyone has opinions raising babies too lol. How many more days you got?! This app sounds perfect for sitting out on the back porch and enjoying a nice glass of rose
that’s exactly the kind of thing this app is perfect for – low key and simple summer enjoyment 🙂 and ugh I can only imagine the baby opinions, but from the look of things it def seems that you have quite a handle on it girrrl!
They look beautiful Christine. Love the colors and the flavors!
Have a marvelous day!
Haha, you have me cracking UP over here Christine! Ugh, I do NOT miss being a bride.
So. Many. Decisions.
So. Many. Unwelcome. Opinions.
Every time we film a wedding, and I see the stress the brides are feeling leading up to the day of, and the last minute panic before putting on their dress I think, “Boy am I glad I am on this side of the lens.”
But once they walk down the aisle, and have their first glass of champagne, you’ve never seen a happier girl. It’s all worth it in the end. I promise.
Plus! You have the added bonus of going on an amazing honeymoon after! Just keep reminding yourself of the honeymoon : )
Hugs to you friend! And don’t feel pressure to post a ton. You have enough on your plate as it is. We’ll all still be here for you when you’re back and a Mrs.!
This crostini sounds delicious! You had me at whipped feta!
omg nicest response ever Nat, you have totally made my day! Really loving everyone’s support on this, entering the 2-month countdown means things are getting craaaazy and I am slowly but surely losing my mind – SO relieved to know that I’m not the only bride out there who has felt this way. And yes the honeymoon!! I try and remind myself of it whenever I’m feeling nutty lol. thanks for the support doll! xx
I love these crostini! So delicious, all the flavours are amazing! That whipped feta also sounds amazing with the cherry tomatoes!
thanks Jess, that whipped feta is a dream!! def look into it 🙂
These stopped me in my tracks on Instagram today! LOVE LOVE LOVE! Andddd don’t worry about being a monster for now, people will forgive you, and then you’ll all laugh about what a nutso you were and you’ll wish you could do it all over again. 🙂
haha I love when insta draws people in!! and thank you for the advice, I’m just trying to take it one day (and one glass of wine) at a time!
This looks fantastic! Too yummy to pass up!
Oh girl, I had missed your posts so much!
Looks like summer is treating you well hehe. Yay for al fresco dinners! Especially when they involve these gorgeous crostini. Whipped feta??? I’m soooooo in. Wowwwwwwww, this looks amazing!
Best of luck with the wedding stuff xxxx
Good luck with the planning, it does sound crazy time consuming! One post a week is totally fine especially when it’s something as delicious as these crostinis!
These look like perfection! Nothing wrong with posting once a week! I’ve been doing that for awhile in preparation for how swamped I’ll be in dental school in a month. However you make it work is great! Good luck with all the planning!!
thanks so much Rachel, I appreciate the support! and omg I didn’t know dental school was in order, congrats!!! do dentists really approve of all those yummy treats you make…? 😉
I have been missing your posts, but I totally understand. I am giggling a bit here thinking of you turning into bridezilla. Love the way you describe it. So funny. It totally happened to me too. Ha ha. Love these little noshes, and the idea of eating them alfresco with some rose. Heck yes!
I’m totally in love with these photos Christine! SO artistic and pretty 🙂
Also I was a complete bride-zilla. It’s just a lot of stress at one point and I think I was full time working and school. Planning a wedding and getting everything done is a ton of work!! Good luck girl!