Hello friends. We’re back with week two of The Outdoor Extravaganza hosted by my friend Shauna. Last week, I shared a cute little herb planter and for this week, I want to share this super easy and delicious summer entertaining menu idea.
I’m particularly loving this idea as it’s not only fast and easy to put together, but is delicious and the ingredient combinations are endless.
A crostini bar truly takes very little effort. You can prepare dips, sauces and spreads ahead of time or even make it easier and buy pre-made dips and spreads at the grocery store.
The main ingredient of course is delicious buttered and grilled crusty bread. I like to cut some garlic and rub it right onto the bread while still hot.
One of my favourites is this wrapped asparagus and cheese prosciutto crostini. You can find the recipe HERE.
How about making some quick bruschetta by slicing cherry tomatoes, mixing them with olive oil, a pinch of salt and pepper and sprinkling in some fresh basil?
This salmon and cream cheese is one of hubby’s favourites and the kiddies love boccocini, basil and tomato drizzled with olive oil.
Serve a variety of meats and cheese and you have a delicious meal which allows you to spend more time with your guests, rather than in front of your stove.
Summer decorating and entertaining should be fun and easy and I think this fits the bill.
And here are some more beautiful ideas to inspire you this summer:
A Texan Tablesetting by The Blissful Bee
Summer Crostini Bar by Craftberry Bush
Country Garden Party Table Centerpieces by Satori Design for Living
DIY Painted Outdoor Serving Tray by The Happy Housie
Hosting a Last Minute BBQ by Fynes Designs
Fresh & Fun Front Porch Decor by Echoes of Laughter
We’ll be back next week with Built and Painted projects AND a linky party where you too can share your summer projects.
LOVE this, Lucy!
Erin Her Heartland Soul says
How yummy and beautiful! I will take all the cheese and bread please! 😀
Her Heartland Soul
Brenna Domestic Charm says
This is brilliant! I love crostini and serve it almost every time I entertain, but a crostini BAR never crossed my mind! Love it! And, of course, your photos are AMAZING!
Laurel Stephens says
Crostini is one of our favorite summer foods. I just love this idea, Lucy! (Gorgeous photos, too! Yum!)
YUM!! I’m obsessed with this idea now!
Tereza Opatril says
oh my goodness my mouth is watering SOOO bad. This looks delicious Lucy!
Angie from Echoes of Laughter says
Yum Lucy! My mouth is watering with hunger! This looks SO delicious! Have a lovely week! Angie xo
This looks amazing! What a great idea for easy summer entertaining. I recently picked up a vegetable antipasto platter from Whole Foods, it had grilled bread, a tapenade, and loads of grilled veggies. It was a big hit and a good option when time doesn’t allow you to do it all yourself!
Virginia Fynes says
Everything about this looks soooo delicious! I want to come to your house for a party!!
Wow, Lucy, you knocked this one out of the park. I’m on my way with Virginia lol! Hope you’re having a great weekend.
I love crostini, I can eat them all the time 🙂 And these on your photos looks really tasty!
This is such a great idea! I love crostinis and, frankly, I want to try about every variation you have pictured. Thank you so much for sharing this fantastic idea!
I believe that this fits the criteria for enjoyable and simple summer entertaining.
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