Walnuts, Arugula and Gorgonzola Crostini
Mix walnuts, cheese,
arugula and olive oil. Spread mixture evenly on toasted bread
I added a small amount of olive oil to the cheese mixture to adhere better to the toasted bread
slices, they are topped with walnuts, arugula and Gorgonzola cheese.
Be sure to toast the walnuts, they enhance the flavors! I served this at my
7 course Prime Rib Dinner
adapted from Bon Appetit, photograph created by
Peg Bucholz for
Prep Time: 20 min Total Time: 20 min
Yield: 18 Appetizers
18 baguette bread slices, cut 1/4-inch-thick diagonally and buttered
6 tablespoons walnut meats, coarsely chopped, toasted
3 ounces Gorgonzola cheese, crumbled
3 tablespoons arugula leaves, finely chopped, plus 2 tablespoons for garnish
2 teaspoons extra-virgin olive oil
freshly cracked black peppercorns
Spread butter on one side bread slices; place on a baking sheet butter side up. Broil 2 minutes or
until lightly toasted, do not let them burn. Remove to a rack to cool.
In a small bowl mix together walnuts, cheese, 3 tablespoons arugula and olive
oil. Spread mixture evenly on toasted side of bread pressing to adhere. Sprinkle with
cracked pepper, place under the broiler for 2 minutes or just until cheese melts.
Arrange on a platter, add remaining arugula leaves to garnish and serve.
recommendation: Cabernet Sauvignon; Merlot; Red Rhone|