Mix & Match Summer Crostini Bar

Mix & Match Summer Crostini Bar / loveandlemons.com

Tell me, who doesn’t love a variety of yummy mix & match toppings on little pieces of grilled bread? Here’s a party idea that you can easily pull off this weekend. All you have to do is chill some rose, gather a bunch of toppings (and a bunch of friends)… grill some bread and voila, you have a fun, casual crostini party!

The combinations you can put together are endless, but my strategy here is pretty simple. I chose ingredients that hit on a variety of flavors and textures – sweet, savory, salty, fruity, herb-y, creamy, crunchy… you get the idea. For this post we’re partnering with Stonewall Kitchen because their delicious jams fit perfectly into this mix (hello, Hot Pepper Peach Jam!). I often reach for their jams, chutneys & crackers (among their other gourmet products) when I’m entertaining and when I don’t want to make everything myself.

Mix & Match Summer Crostini Bar / loveandlemons.com

Your guests can, of course, mix and match crostini toppings to their hearts’ desire, but these were some of our favorite combinations:

Strawberry Champagne Jam +  brie +  mint
Hot Pepper Peach Jam + cashew cream + a peach slices + pistachios
– Pesto + Roasted Garlic Onion Jam + cherry tomatoes

Mix & Match Summer Crostini Bar / loveandlemons.com

And because Stonewall Kitchen is celebrating their 25th anniversary, they’re giving away a Limited Edition 25th Anniversary Picnic Tote Gift which includes: a nautical recycled tote by Sea Bags, stemless wine glasses, a teak wood spreader, a cutting board, a jar of their delicious Mango Chutney, crackers, a picnic blanket & an insulated Corksicle water bottle. (A $349 value), check it out and enter to win by clicking here!

Mix & Match Summer Crostini Bar / loveandlemons.com

5.0 from 2 reviews
Summer DIY Crostini Bar
  • cashew cream (recipe below)
  • brie
  • pesto
  • basil
  • mint
  • fresh oregano or chives
  • figs
  • cherry tomatoes
  • peaches
Stonewall Kitchen Jams:
  • crushed pistachios
  • pine nuts
  • sea salt
  • olive oil, for drizzling
Cashew Cream Recipe:
  • 1 cup raw cashews, soaked 3 hours or preferably overnight, rinsed and drained
  • ⅓ cup fresh water, more as needed
  • 2 tablespoons lemon juice
  • 1 small garlic clove
  • ½ teaspoon sea salt
  1. Make the cashew cream: Place the cashews, water, lemon juice, garlic and salt in a high speed blender and puree until smooth. Chill for 30 minutes or until ready to use.
  2. Heat a grill or grill pan. Drizzle the baguette slices with olive oil and grill until char marks form, about 4 minutes per side.
  3. Assemble crostini ingredients and serve!

This post was created in partnership with Stonewall Kitchen, thank you for supporting the sponsors that keep us cooking!


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Rate this recipe (after making it):  

  1. I love a good crostini bar and this one looks glorious!!! And Stonewall Kitchen products are awesome!! xoxo

  2. Love this idea & love all your products! Thanks for the opportunity to enter the sweepstakes!

  3. Amy from yankified.com

    I love crostini (appetizers are the greatest things ever) and a bar where you can make you down is genius. Thanks for sharing

    Amy | http://www.yankified.com

  4. NdC

    Stonewall Red Pepper Jelly and Humbolt Fog cheese. You will thank me.

    • Jeanine Donofrio

      ha, thank you 🙂

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