Chilli crostini

imageI love watching the Food network channel especially The Pioneer women and Barefoot contessa.

I try to replicate a lot of the recipes I see on the shows, what is life if you don’t actually those recipes you watch?

I have been dying to try out crostini,  ever since I saw it being made on Julia and Julie, but all the recipes I have come across have been so complicated, until I saw this simple recipe on the early morning episode I happened to watch.

I of course deconstructed the recipe and then recreated it to become more Indian.image


  • 250g x cream cheese, at room temperature.
  • 250g x crumbled feta cheese.
  • 2/3 x cups olive oil.
  • 1 x lemon, juiced squeezed out.
  • Salt and freshly ground pepper for seasoning.
  • 2 x tsp garlic and ginger paste.
  • 2 x tbsp. white wine vinegar.
  • 2 x pounds cherry tomatoes.
  • 3 x tbsp. chopped coriander.
  • 2 x tbsp. pine nuts.
  • Tabasco sauce.
  • Sliced green chillies.
  • French loaf.


  • Cut the French loaf into diagonal slices.
  • Drizzle olive oil over the top and pop into a preheated oven to bake for 5 minutes at 180 degrees till the bread is nice and crispy.
  • Remove from the oven and set aside.
  • In a blender, add the cream cheese, 1/3 x cup olive oil, the garlic and ginger, feta cheese.
  • Blender till nice and smooth and well blended.
  • Using a butter knife, spread generous amounts of the mixture onto the toasted slices.
  • In a bowl, add the quartered cherry tomatoes, the vinegar, the remaining oil olive and the lemon juice. Mix and allow to set for 10 minutes.
  • Carefully spoon the mixture onto each slice of toast.
  • Sprinkle the sliced green chillies over the top.
  • Dash some tabasco over the top.
  • Add the pine nuts.
  • Finally sprinkle chopped coriander over the top and season well.

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