Italian Tartines

Italian Tartines
Yields: 8 Servings Difficulty: Easy Prep Time: 15 Mins

These are fun and easy appetizers to make before a pasta main meal. They also make a nice addition to tapas if you are into that sort of thing. Tapas are a favorite with me because I get to taste all kinds of different food pairings without overdoing it.

The briny flavor of the olives combined with salty prosciutto set over a tart creamy base brings an antipasto flair to these tartines, and if you leave off the chopped tomatoes (like I do), the tomato flavor in the bread will more than make up for it.

Italian Tartines are light enough to offer as a teatime savory snack, too. The pronounced antipasto flavors pair well with oolongs.

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Antipasto Appetizer Ideas   Italian Inspired Tapas   Charcuterie Appetizers

Antipasto Appetizers

Italian Tartines

The flavors of a charcuterie board in one easy appetizer! Italian Tartines make great tapas. Teatime, anyone? The antipasto flavors pair best with an oolong tea.
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Course: Appetizer
Cuisine: Italian, Spanish
Prep Time: 15 minutes
Total Time: 15 minutes
Servings: 32 tartines
Calories: 30kcal

Equipment

  • toaster

Ingredients

  • 4 slices tomato basil bread such as Panera
  • 2 oz sour cream
  • 2 oz goat cheese crumbled
  • 2 oz chopped prosciutto coppa works, too!
  • 2 tbsp kalamata olives pitted and sliced
  • 1 tbsp fresh basil leaves julienned
  • fresh ground black pepper
  • ½ plum tomato (optional) seeds/pulp removed and chopped

Instructions

  • Whip sour cream and goat cheese together until smooth.
  • Toast bread slices. Remove crusts to form clean lines. Cut the bread first in half, then  again across the first cut to form 4 squares. To make toast points, cut each square diagonally in half. Each slice will yield 8 toast points.
  • Carefully spread goat cheese mixture over toasts. Top with prosciutto, olives, basil and a grind or two of black pepper. If desired, sprinkle a few chopped tomatoes on top.
  • Serve immediately.

Nutrition

Serving: 1tartine | Calories: 30kcal | Carbohydrates: 0.6g | Protein: 1.9g | Fat: 2.3g | Saturated Fat: 0.7g | Cholesterol: 4mg | Sodium: 93mg | Potassium: 11mg | Sugar: 0.1g | Calcium: 19mg