Labneh & Roasted Tomato Crostini

كروستيني باللبنة والطماطم

I'm always on the look out for delicious appetizers and side dishes, it's pretty much the best part of the meal, right? Second to dessert, of course! 

Crostini's are a big hit in my house. What's better than toasted bread topped with your favorite spread or veggies? These little bites are delicious, tart and full of flavor. 

Cherry and grape tomatoes are already delicious and sweet. I roast the tomatoes in olive oil and Tazah's Jordanian Za'atar to bring out their sweetness. 

 

While the tomatoes are roasting, I slice up a French baguette into 1/2-1" pieces, brush with a bit of olive oil and toast in the oven for a few minutes. Then, I top each piece of bread with a bit of Tazah Labneh in Oil, a drizzle of olive oil and the roasted tomatoes. 

Now, you can definitely top the crostinis with regular labneh, but I highly recommend using the Tazah Labneh in Oil. The labneh is made of goat's milk, rolled into balls and marinated in oil. The taste reminds me of the labneh I used to make with my grandma in Jordan when I was younger. I would patiently wait for her to strain all the water from the yogurt so we can roll it into labneh balls. This process usually takes a day or two, but now you don't have to wait! It's ready for you and it tastes homemade. You can't beat that! 

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This recipe is as simple as an appetizer can get. You can customize it to your liking, and add as many toppings as you'd like. 

I like to roast the tomatoes and keep them in the fridge for a quick weekday breakfast. Anytime I'm in a rush, I can just spread Tazah Labneh on bread and top with the roasted tomatoes. It makes for an amazing breakfast!

Tazah's Jordanian Za'atar tastes very similar to the one my mom used to bring back from Jordan. It's full of flavor and tastes really fresh! I add it to sandwiches, salads and Za'atar chicken. 

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This recipe is so good, and it'll become a family favorite. Serve it along side a nice cheeseboard, as an appetizer, or with breakfast. 

It's full of flavor and your guests will definitely be coming back for more. 

Serve with sliced cucumbers, olives and a cup of fragrant mint tea. 

Labneh & Roasted Tomato Crostini

كروستيني باللبنة والطماطم

Servings: 10

Prep Time: 10 minutes 

Cook Time: 20 minutes   

Ingredients: 

1 pint grape or cherry tomatoes, sliced in half  

1 French baguette 

2 tablespoons Tazah Jordanian Za'atar 

Tazah Labneh in Oil 

2 tablespoons Olive Oil, plus more for brushing and drizzling on bread 

Directions: 

1) Preheat your oven to 400*F. On a lined baking sheet, toss the cherry tomatoes and stir in the za'atar and olive oil. Bake for 20 minutes, stirring every few minutes. 

2) While the tomatoes are in the oven, slice your baguette into 1/2"-1" slices. Brush with a little bit of olive oil. Place on a lined baking sheet and bake for 5-7 minutes (this all depends on how crunchy you like the bread to be). 

3) When ready to enjoy, top the toasted bread with the Tazah Labneh, roasted tomatoes and a drizzle of olive oil. If you'd like, you can sprinkle more Tazah Jordanian Za'atar on top. Enjoy! 

Notes: 

- You can serve the crostini on it's own, or with sliced cucumbers and olives.