Cherry Tomato & Orange Crostini

Introducing my go to summer-time party appetizer: Cherry Tomato & Orange Crostini.
With Holi celebrations just around the corner, these little toasts make the perfect party appetizer and hey! it’s not only delicious but surprisingly healthy too.

Each bite is a symphony of flavours – from the tanginess of cherry tomatoes to the zesty kick of orange, complemented by cream cheese and topped with fresh basil and balsamic glaze, this appetizer will leave you craving for more!

Want to try this recipe? Here’s how you prepare it:

Course Appetizer
Servings 4 persons
Preparation Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 10 minutes

Ingredients for the Cherry Tomato & Orange Crostini
( 1 cup=200 ml, 1 tbsp=15 ml)

8 – 10 slices Of French baguette
2 – 3 tbsp Olive oil
2 – 3 tbsp Fresh orange juice
½ cup Yellow cherry tomatoes
½ cup Red cherry tomatoes
½ cup Fresh orange segments (peeled)
3 – 4 tbsp Philadelphia cream cheese
6 – 8 Basil leaves, shredded
Salt to taste
Fresh pepper to taste
Balsamic glaze

 Instruction for the Cherry Tomato & Orange Crostini

1. Brush the baguette slices lightly with a little olive oil and toast in a preheated oven @ 180℃ until crisp.
2. Meanwhile, in a bowl, add the chilled orange segments, chilled cherry tomatoes red and yellow, olive oil, basil leaves, chilled orange juice, salt and pepper.
3. Spread the cream cheese on the toasted baguette slices. Add 1 tbsp of the mixture on the baguette. Drizzle with balsamic glaze and serve at once.

Note: Please use chilled ingredients for the above crostini. It gives a very refreshing flavour.

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