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Creamy Cucumber Shamrock Crostini | La Cucina di Kerrs

A simple appetizer to add to your St. Patrick's Day grazing table!
Prep Time5 mins
Cook Time8 mins
Course: Appetizer, Side Dish
Cuisine: American, Canadian, Italian
Keyword: appetizer, crostini, cucumber, grazing table, green food, holiday entertaining, party food, shamrock shaped food, st. patrick's day
Servings: 6 people
Author: House of Kerrs

Ingredients

  • 1 loaf baguette cut on an angle into 3/4 inch slices; we cut 9 slices to make 3 shamrocks
  • Extra Virgin Olive Oil *enough to brush on each bread slice*
  • 1 clove Fresh Garlic *cut in half*
  • 150-250 g garlic herb spreadable cheese *we used Boursin {gifted}*
  • 1 medium English cucumber sliced thin on an angle
  • Fresh Parsley *for garnish*
  • ¼ Green Bell Pepper *sliced length-wise for your shamrock stems - cut enough to match how many shamrocks you build*

Instructions

How to Make Crostini

  • Preheat oven to 400°F. Slice your baguette of choice up by cutting the bread into 3/4 inch slices. Lay them out on a parchment paper-lined baking sheet.
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  • Brush olive oil on the tops of each bread slice & rub with the fresh-cut end of the garlic glove (if you don't have fresh garlic, sprinkling a bit of garlic powder will do). Sprinkle a bit of flake or coarse sea salt (or similar) & ground black pepper over the tops of each slice. Bake on middle oven rack approximately 8 mins (oven strength will vary so keep an eye on them so they don't burn). Remove when edges of crostini are golden & let cool about 5 mins.

How to Make Creamy Cucumber Shamrock Crostini

  • Spread a generous amount of your garlic herb (or similar) cheese on top of each crostini. Arrange into shamrock shapes on your serving platter, then add a slice of cumber to the tops of each one. Add your shamrock "stem" (green pepper slice) to each arrangement then garnish with fresh parsley. That's it! Buon appetito & tag us on @House_of_Kerrs if you try!
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Notes

Easy Green Recipes for St. Patrick's Day | Shamrock Shaped Food | HouseofKerrs.com

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