These are some of my favorite tartines and crostini recipe ideas. Tartines/crostinis are basically toast, regular bread or baguette slices, with different toppings. A tartine or crostini can be simple toasted or grilled bread, they can include both sweet and savory toppings, or a mix of both. The toppings can be pretty much anything you want, some are very classic: smoked salmon, tomato bruschetta, prosciutto or jamón/cured ham, olive tapenade, pesto, salmon roe, a variety of cheeses. The toppings can also be a mix of ingredients, any combination that you like or that you think will go well together.
In France they would be called tartines or tartinettes, in Italy it would be crostini, in Spain it would be montaditos, but regardless of the name it’s the same concept: bread topped with something tasty.
Some of our favorite crostini toppings include:
Smoked salmon, mashed avocado, and pickled red onions
Goat cheese (plain or mixed with herbs), prosciutto, and arugula
Mashed avocado, boiled egg slices, and salmon roe
Tomato bruschetta, plain or with goat cheese
Chorizo slices and chimichurri (a bite size variation of the classic choripan)
Cream cheese or queso fresco with guava jam (dulce de guayaba)
Goat cheese and roasted or sautéed bell peppers
Avocado bruschetta salsa on garlic crostini