GOAT CHEESE AND BROCCOLI RABE CROSTINI

On October 30, 2014 by Tina Diep

crostini-goatcheese-broccolirabeIt might be that I am petite in stature that I like small bite-size dishes, or perhaps they just taste better to me. I fact, I will never let hors d’oeuvres pass me without having a taste – you might actually see me chase down the waiters or force them to come to me first the next time they fill up their serving plate. My Vietnamese heritage has no shame.

When I host dinner parties, I often serve a cheese and meat platter for my guests to enjoy with wine before the main meal. To add some variety, I love serving these crostini with goat cheese and broccoli rabe. The rich flavor from the goat cheese goes really well with bitter greens.

If you don’t like goat cheese you can also use herbed garlic soft cheese (Boursin).

 

Goat cheese and broccoli rabe crostini
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178 calories
33 g
0 g
3 g
6 g
0 g
63 g
469 g
1 g
0 g
2 g
Nutrition Facts
Serving Size
63g
Amount Per Serving
Calories 178
Calories from Fat 22
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 3g
4%
Saturated Fat 0g
2%
Trans Fat 0g
Polyunsaturated Fat 1g
Monounsaturated Fat 1g
Cholesterol 0mg
0%
Sodium 469mg
20%
Total Carbohydrates 33g
11%
Dietary Fiber 2g
8%
Sugars 1g
Protein 6g
Vitamin A
1%
Vitamin C
2%
Calcium
7%
Iron
12%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your Daily Values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.
Ingredients
  1. • 1 bunch of broccoli rabe, ends cut off
  2. • Goat cheese (chèvre) or garlic cream cheese (Boursin)
  3. • Fresh baguette, sliced
  4. • 1 clove of garlic (for goat cheese)
  5. • Salt, pepper
  6. • Pinch of chili flakes
Instructions
  1. 1. Sauté the broccoli rabe on a pan with a little olive oil for a few minutes. Add a couple of tablespoons of water and cook until the greens turn tender and the water has evaporated.
  2. 2. Remove the broccoli rabe from the pan and cut each of them in half.
  3. 3. Cut the baguette in thin diagonal* slices and toast the bread in the oven for a few minutes on 400°F (200°C).
  4. 4. If you choose goat cheese: Cut a clove of garlic in half and rub on top of the warm toasted bread. The heat will melt the garlic and infuse the bread. Let it cool a bit before spreading a little goat cheese on top.
  5. If you choose Boursin herbed garlic cheese: Let the bread cool a bit before spreading a little Boursin cheese on top.
  6. 5. Top each crostini with a little sautéed broccoli rabe, and sprinkle with salt, pepper and chili flakes.
Notes
  1. *Tip: it looks a lot better if you cut the bread at an angle, and it also creates a bigger surface to allow more toppings.
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calories
178
fat
3g
protein
6g
carbs
33g
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