Hey there, friends. I hope you all are staying well. It’s an interesting time in history we are all walking through. Amidst all the crazy and chaos, I do find a sense of normalcy in my kitchen. I think it’s little things like our morning cup of coffee or cooking up something delectable, that keeps us afloat. A sprinkle of hope.
I haven’t worked on the craft of recipe production in quite some time. However, sometimes you get inspired and these things write themselves.
Awhile back, I had the most delicious appetizer at a restaurant. One of those that has you snapping a pic to post to your Instagram stories. It was so delicious, that I decided to recreate its deliciousness to enjoy at home.
Enter, Watermelon Crostini.
Mind you, the version of this appetizer was slightly different at the restaurant I first had it at. I tweaked it and made it quick and easy to whip up on a humid summer night.
I’ll stop the rambling and present you with this ridiculously easy recipe, in all of its impressive, gourmet glory!
Watermelon Crostini Recipe
- 3 TBS olive oil
- French bread, sliced thin
- 1 cup watermelon, petite diced
- Fresh basil, sliced
- 3 TBS balsamic reduction
- Thinly slice French bread or a baguette the desired amount of crostini.
- Brush with extra virgin olive oil.
- Bake at 375 degrees till crispy and golden.
- Dice watermelon and spoon onto toasted bread.
- Sprinkle with fresh basil.
- Drizzle with balsamic reduction.
Note: You can either make your own balsamic reduction/glaze or you can buy it pre-made at the grocery store. I buy mine already made to keep this recipe quick and simple for hosting guests.
I hope you find this recipe delightfully refreshing, for both body and soul. If you make this recipe, be sure to tag me! Happy cooking!