Summer Crostini Bar

crostinibarcraftberrybush 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.

crostinibarcherrytomatocraftberrybush 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.

summercrostinicraftberrybush 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.

crostinibarsmokedsalmoncraftberrybush 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.


crostinibarsparraguscraftberrybush One of my favourites is this wrapped asparagus and cheese prosciutto crostini. You can find the recipe HERE.

crostinibarcherrytomatocraftberrybush 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?

crostinisalmon This salmon and cream cheese is one of hubby’s favourites and the kiddies love boccocini, basil and tomato drizzled with olive oil.

crostinibarcraftberrybush2 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:

Outdoor Decorating and Entertaining Ideas

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.

Satori Design for Living Outdoor Extravaganza 2015


  1. says

    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!

  2. says

    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!

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