Eggplant Basil Crostinis

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Do you need a vegetarian appetizer or a meatless Monday snack?  These crostini bites only take ten minutes and are delicious.  You only need this Eggplant Garlic Spread from Trader Joe’s.  Go get some immediately.

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 Mmmmm, it’s so eggplanty and garlic-y and smokey and mmmmmm!  (Yes, I am eating it right now.) It’s just so good, I want to smother every single food item with this spread.

My goodness, it could make sand taste great.

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You have to try this stuff, it’s crack.  I’m probably building it up (hmph, I tend to do that), but when I love something, I LOVE it.  There’s no ‘Yeah, I love it”.

I’m like… “I’m going to tell every person I pass on the street that this stuff is the s***.” (excuse my language, but no other phrase quite got the point)

Anyway, here is one way to use this dip, the recipe is below!  I am going to test it out on a few other dishes and I will keep you posted.Eggplant Crostinis above_04 Eggplant Crostinis Front 3_01Eggplant Crostinis Front 2_01

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Eggplant Basil Crostinis

by Kristin Hong

Prep Time: 10 minutes



  • 1 whole wheat baguette or bread
  • Eggplant Garlic Spread- Trader Joe’s
  • 1 bunch basil
  • 1 roasted red bell peppers
  • Goat cheese (or feta)


Heat oven to 375 degrees.

Arrange the baguette/bread slices on a cookie sheet, brush with olive oil.

Place in the oven for 10-12 minutes, until browned.

Meanwhile, wash and dry basil, and chop the roasted red bell peppers (I bought the pre-roasted ones from Trader Joe’s)

When the bread is done, remove, and top with basil, a healthy dollop of the eggplant spread, peppers and cheese! (Want to make it vegan? Opt out of the cheese)

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