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Recipe For Blue Cheese and Arugula Crostini

Killer App: Blue Cheese and Arugula Crostini

Sometimes a cheese plate is too predictable, and a salad seems boring. In those moments, I like to fix up a platter of these arugula-adorned crostini, which deliver both the richness of blue cheese and some greenery to get your meal going. To balance out the bitter greens and pungent cheese, I slice up a loaf of sweet cranberry-walnut bread, though any fruity and nutty dough will do. This appetizer is super easy to make, so it's perfect for a spontaneous dinner party or a dish that needs to travel. I recommend choosing a very strong cheese that's creamy and easy to spread. Get the other details and check out the recipe.

Blue Cheese and Arugula Crostini

Blue Cheese and Arugula Crostini

Easy Arugula Blue Cheese Crostini Recipe

Ingredients

2 tablespoons olive oil
1/2 teaspoon mustard
juice from 1/2 a lemon
A pinch of brown sugar
3 cups arugula
one small shallot, thinly sliced
12 1/2-inch-thick slices cranberry-walnut bread
3 oz. strong blue cheese

Directions

  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees Fahrenheit.
  2. In a small bowl, mix olive oil, mustard, lemon juice, and brown sugar; whisk until combined.
  3. In a large bowl, combine the arugula and shallot. Add the dressing and toss to coat.
  4. Arrange the bread slices on a baking sheet and toast for 5 minutes, or until lightly crisped. Remove from oven.
  5. When the bread has cooled slightly but is still warm, transfer to a serving platter. Distribute blue cheese evenly over toasts, spreading a liberal layer over each.
  6. Evenly divide the dressed arugula mixture on top of the toasts.

Serves 12.

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