plural noun
cros·​ti·​ni | \ krȯ-ˈstē-nē How to pronounce crostini (audio) \

Definition of crostini

: small slices of usually toasted bread topped with a spread or other food

Examples of crostini in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web My daily tasks were baking baguettes for crostini, biscuits, cornbread, dinner rolls, like rosemary and potato dinner rolls. Will Coviello,, "Carla Briggs co-founded Viola's Heritage Breads," 2 Nov. 2020 Top crostini with burrata, pumpkin, pesto, and pecans, dividing evenly. Country Living, "Pumpkin & Pesto Crostini," 7 Sep. 2020 From ’Cooking With The Galleria’ in Fort Lauderdale, Seasons 52 chef Elvis Bravo will demonstrate on Facebook Live how to prepare no-bake garden frittata, Gruyere French omelette, deviled eggs with caviar and ciabatta crostini with quail egg. Mary Lou Cruz,, "Virtual community, entertainment events," 10 Aug. 2020 Serve with carrot sticks, celery sticks, bell pepper, radishes, and crostini alongside. Katie Bowlby, Country Living, "Benedictine Spread," 5 Apr. 2020 The menu for the evening features five culinary selections including a charcuterie board, hummus and pita, warm crab dip with crostini, chips and queso, and fresh baked cookies along with a choice of a bottle of wine or hard liquor. Audrey Eads, Dallas News, "D-FW restaurants offering takeout, dine-in meals for Mother’s Day," 4 May 2020 One of the simplest ways to enjoy fresh ricotta is on a crostini. Saveur, "Ricotta Recipes," 11 Aug. 2015 Use them on a salad, stir fry them with rice, or top toast and call it a crostini. Sunset Magazine, "5 Sheet Pan Dinners to Cook This Week," 20 Mar. 2020 Lunch includes a Sicilian salad, herbed crostini, garlic knots, ravioli with marinara sauce, and chocolate and pistachio cannolis. al, "10 events to attend in Birmingham this March," 6 Mar. 2020

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First Known Use of crostini

1945, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for crostini

Italian, plural of crostino, from crosta crust, rind, from Latin crusta shell, crust — more at crust

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7 Nov 2020

Cite this Entry

“Crostini.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 4 Dec. 2020.

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