Bruschetta and crostini…you my be wondering how they differ? While the words are pretty much used interchangeably here in the states the slight difference boils down the bread used. Crostini means ‘little toasts’, small thinly sliced bread usually with a finer texture. Bruschetta ( BTW Italians pronounce it with the ‘k’ sound not the ‘shhh’ sound) are usually larger, thicker slices of rustic Italian or sourdough bread. After toasting, crostini and bruschetta are often rubbed with garlic, brushed olive oil and topped with just about anything delicious!
But I wouldn’t worry too much about semantics, whether you are serving crostini or bruschetta the fantastic thing is they are both easy, very quick to make and always delicious! Here is A Collection of My Favorite Bruschetta and Crostini Recipes. Each is perfect for parties, showers, or a healthy appetizer before dinner.
Bacon Ricotta Bruschetta with Fig Jam!
This Bacon Ricotta Bruschetta with Fig Jam is a fabulous combination of savory, sweet and salty. Add a little basil and it’s a taste sensation!
Easy Crostini Appetizer
Besides toasting the baguette, this Easy Crostini Appetizer is almost no work. Simply dice cheese, slice basil and grate lemon zest! I love this recipe, it’s light, fresh and different!
Strawberry and Avocado Bruschetta
This Strawberry and Avocado Bruschetta has a distinctly California flare! Goat cheese, berries, avocado and fresh basil atop fresh warm baguette slices all drizzled with a silky balsamic glaze.
Traditional Tomato Bruschetta
A truly classic appetizer, Easy Tomato Bruschetta is always a favorite! I love to add a little Parmesan and pine nuts.
The Beet and Citrus Crostini Salad
A unique salad crostini that combines the liver cleansing properties of beets with the antioxidant benefits of tangerines. The 15 Minute Beet and Citrus Crostini is a winner!
Artichoke Heart Crostini
Savory, salty and sweet this Artichoke Heart Crostini not only makes a fabulous appetizer but a delicious light lunch as well!
Avocado and Goat Cheese Toastettes
I may have made up the word ‘toastettes’ but who cares because these Avocado and Goat Cheese Toastettes are fabulous!
The Cucumber and Tomato Tartine
I am taking some liberties here because a tartine is neither a crostini nor a bruschetta. A tartine actually and open faced sandwich, but I toast the bread so close enough in my book! This Cucumber and Tomato Tartine is topped with cottage cheese, sprinkled with herbs de Provence, pine nuts and chives….mmmmmmm!
The Caprese Crostini
Last and definitely not least on my list is this incredible Caprese Crostini with fresh mozzarella and white balsamic! Set out the bowl and let the guests scoop up the goodness.
And Last But Not Least~ Burrata Toast!
This Burrata Toast was a favorite breakfast while in Boston!
Enjoy my friends ~ Linda Spiker
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So many to choose from. This is my go to kind of appetizer to serve. They all look delish.
Love being able to make so many different kinds for so many choices. Next women get together.
I love a good bruschetta. My favorite is the caprese on your list. I am going to pin this. Bruschetta are so good for parties and with the spring coming, I am sure I will need some good recipes for entertaining!
Thanks! I always appreciate a pin!
These gorgeous crostini and bruschetta photos have my mouth watering! I love your blog. I always walk away with beautiful new ideas and great recipe inspiration. I have one of these lovely images posted to my main food board on Pinterest, but now I will be pinning a second image to a group board to share the love even more! 🙂
Thank you so much Denay! That is very kind of you to say:)
These all look SO amazing! I will take one of each, please 🙂
Omg so much yumminess!!! Bruschetta is the best! So going to give a few of these a try!
What a great collection… I love these little bites of goodness, so fresh! 🙂
My mouth is watering! I want each one like now. Especially the artichoke one.
I love that one too!
Great collection, pinned! The beauty of bruschetta that you can put anything in it and would be delicious 🙂
Thank you! I always appreciate a pin!
These all look amazing! I am such a huge bruschetta fan:) Pinning!
I really love these! Always but them in restaurants but now I have a great list of recipes that I can try out this summer.
I had to click on when I saw bruschetta and crostini. I’m from NY and live in the South now – I miss authentic ethnic foods SO much. These look so good! Your photography is amazing!
In addition to pronouncing bruschetta with a k, a soft rolling of the r and hand gesture really helps with enunciation. For pronouncing bruschetta properly, you’re going to want to face your palm down to start, and as you roll your r, flip your palm up and motion away from your body quickly.
I will start practicing right now.
Yum! Just in time for spring parties al fresco! xx
I love all these – and these have so many of my favorites in them – avocados, cucumbers, etc. and etc.! I want it all – I sure wish you lived next door to me – I would come knocking on your door and beg for food! 🙂 🙂
Haha! That has been known to happen…:)
Yum! I love bruchetta! I saved these recipes on pinterest for later!
The avocado and strawberry bruschetta looks amazing! I make an avocado/strawberry salas in the summer, this is taking it up a notch.
These look soo good! You are giving me some ideas. Your photos are beautiful!
These look so delicious! I never considered putting FRUIT on bruchetta before but it sounds amazing! Definitely going to have to give that strawberry avocado bruchetta a try 🙂
Different but oh so yummy!
Wow, love all this variety! SO so yummy and pretty.
I want to make them all!
Oh my goodness I wish I could have all of these right now! I’m so hungry. They all look so delicious.
Thanks Emily. I love them all…can’t even pick a favorite!
What a yummy selection! Don’t know which to start with!
Have made the beet-orange recipe. FAB!!
Avocado and Chevre ? PERFECT.
I love them all. Thank you!
Who doesn’t love Crostini? Perfectly yummy tasty bites!
Thanks Carol! I am so glad you enjoyed them:)
I l ove anything with goat cheese and honey on it. Add a few blackberries and some sea salt and you will have the perfect crostini!
Never knew the difference between bruschetta and crostini! Now I do. 🙂
I didn’t know till I googled! 🙂
That is such a great collection. They all look amazing!
These recipes look so good and I just love looking at the pictures!!
I can’t find your recipe for Burrata Toast! It looks so nummy and I want to try to make it!
I am so sorry! Here it is…not sure if you tried the search bar on my blog (just under my photo) but you can always search there.