Crostini with Walnut Parmesan Cream

Crostini with Walnut Parmesan Cream
Total Time
40 Mins
Serves
12
Serving Size
2 pieces

DESCRIPTION

Toasted baguette slices topped with pesto, fluffy parmesan and walnut cream, sun-dried tomatoes and crunchy walnuts.

Total Time

Prep Time
30 Mins
Cook Time
10 Mins
Total Time
40 Mins

Nutrition

Calories
230 cal
Total Fat
14 g
Saturated Fat
2.5 g
Polyunsaturated Fat
6.699 g
Monounsaturated Fat
4.278 g
Cholesterol
<5 mg
Sodium
370 mg
Carbohydrates
20 g
Dietary Fiber
2 g
Total Sugars
2 g
Protein
8 g
Vitamin D
0 mcg
Calcium
100 mg
Iron
2 mg
Potassium
150 mg

Ingredients

Walnut Parmesan Cream

  • 3/4 cup California walnuts

  • 2/3 cup water

  • 1 clove garlic

  • 3/4 cup grated Parmesan cheese (1 1/2 oz.)

  • Sea salt to taste

Crostini & Toppings

  • 24, approximately 1/2″ thick, baguette slices

  • 1/8 cup olive oil

  • 1/4 cup basil pesto (homemade or store bought in the refrigerator section)

  • 1/4 cup course chopped sun dried tomatoes (dried variety in bag; jar variety is OK too)

  • 1/4 cup California walnuts, chopped (optional: toasted)

  • Optional garnish: fresh basil, chiffonade or microgreens

Preparation

  1. To make the walnut parmesan cream, in a food processor or blender, combine 3/4 cup walnuts, water and garlic clove. Blend until light and fluffy, scraping the container edges as necessary.

  2. Add the parmesan cheese and blend until well combined and fairly smooth. Use right away or cover or refrigerate for up to 5 days.

  3. Preheat oven to 350˚F. Brush one side of each baguette slice lightly with olive oil and bake until toasted and lightly browned 8-10 minutes.

  4. Top each slice with 1 teaspoon pesto, 1 1/2 teaspoon walnut parmesan cream.

  5. Add sun-dried tomatoes and walnuts. Garnish with basil or microgreens.