What is a gluten free crostini? In Italian a crostini means “little toasts”. Therefore, the use of a sliced gluten free baguette or french bread is needed in this recipe. I have provided you with links to both at the bottom of this page. However, Carol Fenster has created the main recipe, Mediteranean Crostini. And how wonderful it is! Carol is not only a gluten free genius, but a culinary one, as well. Her recipe may be used for the gluten-free or the gluten-eating. I hope you enjoy this scrumptious recipe. It reminds me of my trip to Italy.
The end of summer means lots of fresh tomatoes. Here is a lovely way to use those tomatoes in a delicious appetizer that is colorful and sure to please everyone at your table.
A very flavorful gluten free crostini recipe with tomatoes.
- 6 slices GF French bread, cut ½-inch thick or 3 slices GF sandwich bread, halved See Gluten Free Baguette Recipe
- 1 large garlic clove, peeled and halved
- 1 log (4-ounces) goat cheese or feta cheese
- 2 Tablespoons grated Parmesan cheese or soy Parmesan
- 1 cup plum or Roma tomatoes, chopped
- 2 Tablespoons Kalamata olives, chopped
- ¼ cup chopped fresh basil
- 1 Tablespoon red wine vinegar
- 1 teaspoon extra-virgin olive oil
- Salt and freshly ground black pepper, to taste
- Toast bread slices in toaster or in oven until light golden brown on both sides, or to your taste. Rub with cut side of garlic and sprinkle evenly with Parmesan cheese while still warm.
- Mash the cheese until smooth, then spread evenly on bread slices, making edges slightly higher to contain toppings.
- In a small bowl, toss the tomatoes, olives, basil, vinegar, and oil until combined. Mound the mixture on the toasts, season with salt and pepper to taste, and serve immediately.
Allergens dependent upon the gluten free bread you use.
Adapted with permission from www.GfreeCuisine.com by Carol Fenster
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