Tomato Crostini with Whipped Goat Cheese

Prep Time 4 hrs
Cook Time 2 mins
Total Time 4 hrs 2 mins

This easy recipe for Tomato Crostini with Whipped Goat Cheese makes the perfect appetizer for any get together. You’ll love the fresh tomato basil flavors mixed with the homemade whipped goat cheese!

Crostini are so easy to make for a crowd and there are so many great flavor combinations! Be sure to also check out my post on how to make Crostini Three Ways for your next get together. Just here for the goat cheese? Try these Cranberry Pecan Goat Cheese Truffles.

Tomato Crostini with Whipped Goat Cheese

Fresh Tomatoes And Basil Make The Best Crostini Recipe 

One of my favorite things about living in Florida is our year round produce. We can grow most everything year round — and considering all the snow I see on the news that a lot of you are still being hit with, I consider us very lucky. To drive the point home, let me tell you about our cold snap we are having this week…the lowest it will drop is in the 40’s. πŸ˜‰

It’s amazing to get to pull up to all of the little roadside stands and be able to get beautiful local fruits and veggies in March. Last week, I got a bushel of basil, 4 cartons of the juiciest cherry tomatoes ever, and 3 pints of giant Plant City strawberries for $6. You just can’t beat it.

Easy Crostini Recipe

A Quick And Easy Appetizer For Girls Night

When I got invited to a Girl’s Night last week, I knew exactly what I wanted to bring. I have been hearing whispers about this magical thing called whipped feta and thought hey, why not make it with goat cheese instead!

While feta is ok sometimes, I am much more of a goat cheese kind of lady. I was a little nervous about adding cream cheese to goat cheese…but the rumors are true, you can not taste it at all! It just makes the goat cheese so smooth and perfectly spreadable. I’m in love.

I got this crostini idea from Ina Garten and the flavors are perfect. She used feta, but I think the goat cheese works much better with the tomatoes and basil. I plan on making a pizza this week using some of these marinated tomatoes — they are seriously divine!!

Yield: 28 Crostinis

Tomato Crostini with Whipped Goat Cheese

Tomato Crostini with Whipped Goat Cheese

This easy recipe for Tomato Crostini with Whipped Goat Cheese makes the perfect appetizer for any get together. You'll love the fresh flavor combinations!

Prep Time 4 hours
Cook Time 2 minutes
Total Time 4 hours 2 minutes

Ingredients

  • 2 pints cherry tomatoes, halved
  • 1 large shallot, minced
  • 2 garlic cloves, minced
  • Juice of 1 lemon, divided
  • 2 tablespoons red wine vinegar
  • Kosher salt & Freshly ground black pepper, to taste
  • 1 French baguette, sliced into 1/2-inch thick slices
  • 8 oz goat cheese
  • 4 oz cream cheese, softened
  • Fresh basil leaves, chopped

Instructions

In a large bowl, toss cherry tomatoes, shallot, garlic, juice of half of the lemon and red wine vinegar. Season with salt and pepper, to taste. Store in an airtight container in the fridge and let marinate at least 4 hours.

Turn on oven broiler. Lay baguette slices in an even layer on a cookie sheet and toast for about 30 seconds to 1 minute on each side, until golden. If making ahead, store in an airtight container at room temperature until ready to use.

Using a stand mixer (or hand mixer) beat goat cheese and cream cheese until smooth and fluffy, about 3 minutes. Add in the remaining juice from the other half of the lemon. Beat to combine. If making ahead, store in an airtight container in the fridge until ready to use.

To assemble: Spread a generous dollop of whipped goat cheese over each toasted baguette slices. Top each slice with tomatoes and basil. Devour.

Notes

If you don't have the time, the tomatoes do not have to marinate. They are delicious right away, but the flavors develop more when given the time.

Nutrition Information:

Yield:

28

Serving Size:

1 crostini

Amount Per Serving: Calories: 50Total Fat: 3gSaturated Fat: 2gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 1gCholesterol: 8mgSodium: 81mgCarbohydrates: 3gFiber: 0gSugar: 1gProtein: 2g

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  2. Belinda @themoonblushbaker

    I am so jealous of your access to fresh produce. I am stuck in middle period where nothing is in season. I often like mariate a red onion with the tomatoes to enhance their sweetness. Beautifully presented

  3. Michelle

    I made these as an appetizer for our Easter dinner. They were SO good, everyone raved about them and ate every last one! And that’s a lot coming from some very picky eaters in my family πŸ™‚ These will be my new go-to appetizer for SURE! YUM! Thanks for all of your great recipes – I have yet to be disappointed by one!

  4. Katie from Katie's Cucina

    Oh wow, Jess… these look divine. I’m just now starting to like goat cheese… so I definitely need to give these a try!

  5. claire @ the realistic nutritionist

    You had me at whipped goat cheese. And I agree with Rachel, I am in the same boat about fresh produce!

  6. Rachel @ Baked by Rachel

    That’s one of the things I hate about where I live – we only have a very short time for fresh local produce.

  7. Georgia @ The Comfort of Cooking

    These look so delish! Love that you mixed up goat cheese with cream cheese for these gorgeous little bites. Got to try them this spring!

  8. den

    I’ve tried something similar with mozzarella cheese in the past. I really like the idea of mixing goat cheese and cream cheese. That should give these a bit more flavor than the mozzarella did. When I make these, I’m going to use plum tomatoes instead of cherry tomatoes. This time of year, they just seem to hold up better with all the mile they put on. This summer, I’ll use fresh cherry tomatoes from our garden.

  9. Gerry @ Foodness Gracious

    I bought some goat cheese just today destined for a quiche, but…I’m feeling your inspiration πŸ™‚

  10. Kiran @ KiranTarun.com

    I can’t believe all the snow news around the country! Blessed to be living in FL. Love crostinis and especially spread with goat cheese πŸ™‚

  11. Maggie @ A Bitchin' Kitchen

    I want this for every meal for the rest of my life. Also, I hate the hot weather, but Florida produce almost tempts me to move down there. What a steal!

  12. Eileen

    We have almost the same ideal produce situation in sunny California–although our tomatoes definitely don’t stay perfect all year. I love the idea of these little crostini–rich and fresh all at once. πŸ™‚

  13. ErinsFoodFiles

    You’re killing me with your fresh produce humble brags. πŸ˜‰ Gah, I want this crostini NOW! I love goat cheese!

  14. Joanne

    Smitten Kitchen has whipped goat cheese in the cover recipe on her cookbook and I am OBSESSED with it!! I know it would be perfect on these crostini also!

    And I am super jealous of all your produce. By the way. πŸ˜›

  15. Christine @ Cooking with Cakes

    yum I love this! I did something so similar a few weeks ago, Roasted Red Wine Cherry Tomato & Goat Cheese Crostini – it’s the perfect little app!!

    great pics!

  16. Meagan @ A Zesty Bite

    I really need to try this whole whipped goat cheese thing. Not sure if its just the name but it sounds more fun than just plan goat cheese.

  17. Megan {Country Cleaver}

    I’m with Karly, the lack of fresh produce around here until like mid-summer is totally DUM. Totally.

    Oh dayummm I’m gleeking.

  18. Karly

    I’m totally jealous of your fresh produce. We don’t get local tomatoes until July. It’s pretty much the dumbest thing ever.

    I want that whippy cheese in my face.

  19. Shawnda

    Seriously, it’s going to be 39 tonight here tonight. IN LATE MARCH. This ain’t normal!

    But I do approve of your appetizer choice, even though it didn’t come in a bottle sealed with a cork πŸ™‚

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