There’s nothing quite like the contrast of biting through soft Mediterranean vegetables and the lightly toasted crunch of a Crostini. Oh so simple, they make the perfect everyday go-to snack yet can look elegant enough for your party table too. In this recipe, the baguette slices are topped with some truly classic Mediterranean flavours. As well as the sumptuous Fragata black olives, there are bell peppers and red onion, plus the unmistakable flavour of anchovies. (If you want to make a vegetarian version, just leave the anchovies out.) The bell peppers (and red onion) give great colour. You can choose a selection to make the biggest impact. If you like your veggies with a little bite, take care not to overcook them. The olives are added at the very last moment, and keep their firm texture. To bring it all together, there’s the option of adding the fresh flavours of tzatziki sauce. (And it’s so easy to make it yourself.) Tzatziki is a wonderful dip, popular across southeast Europe and is considered to be a healthy sauce, as it’s low in calories and fat. Serve this yoghurt-based sauce on the side to stop your crostini losing its crunch. If you’re making this for a party, prep ahead by chopping all your ingredients and making the tzatziki in advance (no more than a day before). But save cooking the veg till the very last moment to keep that fresh, warm, flavour when you serve them up.
Recipe by My Foodie Days