Smoked Trout and Basil Pesto Cream Cheese Crostini

Looking for a new crostini recipe? These crispy crostini topped with smoked trout and basil pesto cream cheese are an elegant light bite to start your party or dinner with!

Smoked Trout and Basil Pesto Cream Cheese Crostini as an example for an easy crostini recipe

I’ve been dreaming of this glorious day when I’d be making this amazingly addicting basil pesto + cream cheese spread again. The day came when I finally got to play around with this crostini recipe in preparation for a party!

I  don’t eat dairy often because I don’t handle it very well so I needed an excuse a special occasion to enjoy this heavenly combo again.

And last week was just the special occasion I needed: my boyfriend Solal turned 25! Talk about the perfect excuse to indulge in a crostini display! And we, in fact, went a little bit overboard with the munchies!

a display of different crostini and bite-sized appetizers on a table

1. You can only see a fraction of what was on the table. And I’m not even talking about the dessert. Alright, I am. It was a decadent chocolate cake. And when I say decadent, I really mean it. Like tons of chocolate, butter, sugar and all. But you only turn 25 once, right? Time to whip out the crostini recipes!

2. Yes, it was only for the two of us. I know. Sure, we had plenty of leftovers. Wanna know something funny? I wasn’t positive when preparing that it would be enough. Ha! silly girl. When I look at it now, it looks like we were having a party. But no, really, it was just the two of us.

On the menu we had:

Tomato, Pesto and Mozzarella Skewers with homemade pesto – it makes a big difference if you ask me!;

– Tomato and Prosciutto Bruschette;

– Olive, goats cheese & chargrilled vegetable tarts – except I used ricotta instead of goats cheese;

– Charcuterie Tartines – Solal used to love eating some Sandwich au Saucisson when we lived in Paris. So French!

– Quince, ham & blue cheese pintxos – my favs!!!

– Trout and Basil Pesto Cream Crostini ( today’s crostini recipe)

– Tarama, Hummus, different kind of olives and other little things to munch on, you know, just in case it wasn’t enough already.

– The decadent chocolate cake I mentioned before.

A delicious birthday if you ask me! That being said, don’t wait until it’s your birthday to try this crostini recipe. Except if it’s next week. And if you don’t like trout/smoked salmon, bread or whatever, just stuff your face with pesto cream cheese crostini. You’ll be forever grateful.

Smoked Trout and Basil Pesto Cream Cheese Crostini topped with fresh basil leaves and arranged on a black surface

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Smoked Trout and Basil Pesto Cream Cheese Crostini
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Smoked Trout and Basil Pesto Cream Cheese Crostini

Looking for new crostini recipes? These crispy crostini topped with smoked trout and basil pesto cream cheese are an elegant light bite to start your party or dinner with!

Course Appetizer
Cuisine Italian, Mediterranean
Keyword #appetizerrecipe, bite-sized, crostini, easy, entertaining, finger food, Italian, small, snack
Prep Time 30 minutes
Total Time 30 minutes
Servings 20 crostini
Calories 55 kcal

Ingredients

  • 1/2 French baguette or similar bread, cut into 20 thin slices
  • 4 oz Reduced Fat Philadelphia Cream Cheese 1/2 block | 125 g
  • 3 tbsp basil pesto I highly recommend homemade
  • 10 oz smoked trout or smoked salmon | 300 g
  • small fresh basil leaves to serve (optional)

Instructions

  1. Start by toasting the bread. You can do this using a toaster (that's what I did) or using an oven.

  2.  Preheat oven to 350F/170°C. Line 2 baking trays with non-stick baking paper. Place the bread on the trays. Spray with a little olive oil. Bake, turning once, for 15 minutes or until crisp. Set aside to cool completely.

  3. Meanwhile, prepare pesto cream cheese. In a bowl, stir cream cheese with a fork to soften it up. Add pesto and mix well to incorporate.

  4. Spread the crostini with pesto cream cheese. Top with trout and basil leaves.

Recipe Notes

Inspired by Taste.com.au 

Nutrition Facts
Smoked Trout and Basil Pesto Cream Cheese Crostini
Amount Per Serving (1 crostini)
Calories 55 Calories from Fat 18
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 2g 3%
Cholesterol 18mg 6%
Sodium 96mg 4%
Potassium 82mg 2%
Total Carbohydrates 3g 1%
Protein 4g 8%
Vitamin A 1.9%
Calcium 2%
Iron 1.4%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

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