I’m fully aware it’s only September, BUT let’s be real. How perfect would this Ricotta Pomegranate crostini be for Christmas time? THOSE COLORS THOUGH.
I was heading to a game night at a friend’s house and wanted to throw something together that was going to be fast. And delish. ENTER – Crostini.
Call me a snob, but I prefer (9.9 times out of 10) to bring something homemade to these types of get togethers. I mean, store-bought dips have their time and place, but even then, I always end up adding my own ingredients to it to spruce them up a bit. And hey – I’ll take any opportunity to have get some free (and honest) feedback from a group on whatever I’m serving up, so I took game night as the chance to do so.
ANYWHO. This party was not different from any other. I wanted to bring something quick, and as I was strolling around Whole Foods, I remembered I had pomegranate seeds from Trader Joe’s sitting in my fridge. At this point, I had made my way to the bakery section and bags of crostini were on sale. SOLD. Then the juices just started flowin’ from there.
Although I typically would recommend buying cheese from Trader Joe’s, because HELLO it’s cheap AF…
Whole Foods was on my way home from work so I had to made do (and lol yes I just had to Google whether or not it was make due or do). Cheese, in my opinion, is an ESSENTIAL part of any crostini, and Ricotta was the first thing I saw. Seeing a pattern here? Sometimes grabbing random sh*t and not thinking too hard about it JUST WORKS.
And because this technically isn’t a “recipe” with strict instructions, you can add as much of the ingredients as your little heart desires. Obsessed with honey? Be heavy handed with it. Can’t get enough of ricotta? LOAD IT ON, BABE.Print
The perfect “quick” app. This has every aspect that a dish should:
- Crostini (I bought mine from Whole Foods because that was fast, but my girl Ina Garten has an awesome recipe here).
- Fresh Ricotta
- Pomegranate seeds
- Olive oil
Later the ricotta on the crostini first, then the pom seeds, followed by a drizzle of olive oil and honey, finally topped with ribbons of fresh basil.