I had my girls get together last Friday night and I hosted. I always like doing that, as it gives me a reason to make some delicious food. The hit of the night was "Tomato Crostini with Whipped Feta." Holy Moly, it is so good. So good, I had to make more the next day, and put in on a grilled pepper turkey sandwich. Here is is from the Oprah magazine:
6 oz feta cheese crumbled
2 oz cream cheese at room temperature (I used fat free)
2/3 cup olive oil divided
2 Tbsp freshly squeezed lemon juice
2 Tbsp pine nuts
2 tsp minced garlic (2 cloves)
2 Tbsp red wine vinegar
2 lbs tomatoes 1/2 inch diced
3 Tbsp fresh basil
1/2 " baguette slices toasted
Place feta and cream cheese in a bowl and mix, I just used my mixer. Add 1/3 c olive oil,(I will use a little less next time, just because that is alot of oil) lemon juice and 1/2t salt 1/4 t pepper. Mix until smooth and refridgerate until ready to use.
Place pine nuts in a dry saute pan and cook over low heat until lightly browned. Set aside
For tomato topping, combine shallots, garlic and vinegar and let sit 5 minutes. Whisk remaining olive oil, 1 t sal,t and 1/2 t pepper in. Add tomatoes and stir. Add basil.
To assemble spread baguette with cheese mixture and top with tomatoes. Sprinkle with pine nuts.
OH, so good!
For the sandwich, I just used french bread, peppered turkey, and then the tomatoes and feta mixture. Then grill.
1. whipped feta
2. Girls night
3. lunch the next day