Recipes

Grape & Goat Cheese Crostini

This crostini recipe was inspired by my sister’s friend Nadina, who made them for her annual Christmas Eve banger. The original version calls for red grapes, but I used green because that is what I had on hand. Both versions are delish. 

In the book, Social Creature, the main characters frequent many wild gatherings in New York, including a book party that goes sour when there is a run-in with an ex… Anyway, since most of the characters are semi-anno, there wasn’t exactly a direct path to recipe inspiration for this one. 

HOWEVER – no social gathering is ever complete without a good crostini right?!  This version is so simple to make in a pinch, and requires only a few steps. 

Ingredients

  • Baguette
  • Olive oil 
  • 1 bunch green grapes, chopped into small pieces
  • 1 scallion or red onion, minced
  • Goat cheese log

Steps 

  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees 
  • Slice the baguette into pieces for the crostini 
  • Line up each bread piece on a baking sheet and brush the tops with olive oil; place in oven to toast
  • Combine the grapes, scallion, salt and pepper in a small bowl and set aside 
  • When the bread is golden, take the baking sheet out of the oven; spread about a spoonful of goat cheese on top 
  • Once each crostini has been spread with the goat cheese, top off with a spoonful of the grape mixture