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

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Serve with crostini that has been smeared with fresh goat cheese, and garnish with herbs. al, "Serve a meal inspired by Alabama’s 200-year history," 20 Aug. 2019 And of course there will be some great food, including Seacoast mushroom duxelles on whipped chive crostini, salmon tartare with cucumber, goat cheese potato croquettes and more. Tyra Mcclung,, "Quick Dip: Shake, rattle and roll around town," 11 July 2019 The menu features elevated takes on classic dishes such as tomato, ricotta, mint, and chili crostini; tonnarelli cacio e pepe; and ricotta gnocchi. Destination Canada, Bon Appétit, "8 Not-to-Be-Missed Restaurants in Edmonton," 14 June 2019 The bland crostini on the Tree of Life taste like they were procured from a gas station. Tom Sietsema, Washington Post, "Outside Houston, a chef with a flair for the avant-garde serves up three hours of sorcery," 11 June 2019 Culinary arts students sliced baguettes for crostini to be topped with maple duck breast and cranberry marmalade. Laura Crimaldi,, "Fall River vocational school pulls out all the stops to host Kennedy’s speech," 30 Jan. 2018 Rather than topping your crostini with bruschetta that can easily topple onto your guest or your floor, top it with something easy to pick up such as smoked salmon and fresh mozzarella. Lucia Tonelli, ELLE Decor, "A Celebrity Event Planner’s Secrets for the Best Holiday Party Ever," 10 Oct. 2018 Serve with corn tortilla chips, crostini, or in romaine lettuce cups for buffet presentation, or as a spicy topping for black bean salad. Lucy Saunders, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, "Cooking 101: New Marquette classes aim to raise students' kitchen GPA," 27 Apr. 2018 Putting cheese and crackers out at a party, whether sliced sharp cheddar and Triscuits or Humboldt Fog and crostini, is a simple way to welcome guests. Alyse Whitney, Bon Appetit, "How Long Can Cheese Sit Out Before You Die?," 27 Apr. 2018

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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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