Delicious Italian snack with Prosciutto, Basil, and Mozzarella. This Prosciutto Mozzarella Crostini bite can be a show stopper for your dinner parties.
What is Crostini?
Crostini an Italian appetizer that consists of small pieces of toasted or grilled bread with a topping. Crostini is based with olive oil, a sauce, or herbs. The topping can vary from veggies to cheeses, meats, or fruits.
Crostini may sometimes be confused with bruschetta. This also is an Italian appetizer, however, this appetizer is different. Instead of the bread being based on olive oil, bruschetta is based on garlic, salt, and olive oil. A different kind of bread is used with bruschetta. But who cares “potato potahto”.
Can crostini be vegetarian or vegan?
I love crostinis, what I love about them is that they can be done in many different ways. My favorite is ricotta and honey, YUM YUM!. This Prosciutto Mozzarella Crostini was so simple and easy to make. It can be done vegetarian by just taking out the prosciutto. Regardless of how you will have it this combination of Prosciutto Mozzarella Crostini, you will love it.
What is Prosciutto?
Prosciutto is salty, it is a pretty much-cured dry ham that is sliced thinly and Mozzarella is cheese, of course, it’s not as salty but it doesn’t require salt or much because he has its own delicious flavor. I used basil to complement the taste by adding that delicious herbaceous basil aromas and taste to the Crostini. The melon was the sweetness to balance the saltiness from the mozzarella and the prosciutto. The finishing touch of the balsamic glaze gives the crostini a little bit of acid to complement and even things out.
You can use a different kind of melon if you prefer. Such as cantaloupe. If you do not like basil you can use mint. Perfect!
The bread that was used is Tuscany bread. Usually, people use a baguette, Italian sourdough, ciabatta, or artisan loaf to make crostinis.
Recipes to try
Prosciutto Mozzarella Crostini
- BAKING SHEET
- 5 slices of Tuscany bread
- 5 pieces of prosciutto
- 10 slices of mozzarella
- 10 basil leaves
- 10 melon cubes
- Olive Oil
- Balsamic Glaze
- Slice the bread and prosciutto slices in half.
- Cut melon into cubes and set aside.
- Drizzle olive oil over each slice of bread and bake for 3-4 mins at 375 degrees Fahrenheit or 190 degrees celsius.
- Remove from the oven and add mozzarella slices on each bread slice. Toast for 5 mins in the oven.
- Remove slices and place basil on each slice, then add melon on each slice, then add arugula on top of the melon.
- Drizzle each slice with balsamic glaze.
- Serve as you like.