Find out how to make beautiful and delicious crostini appetizers with hummus. This post has been sponsored by Tribe® Hummus . All thoughts and opinions are my own.
Whether you’re looking for a simple afternoon snack for yourself or a fun crostini appetizer for close family and friends, I know you’re going to love hummus crostini. In fact, our other crostini and bruschette recipes have been some of our most popular. Don’t miss our Authentic Tomato Bruschetta, Avocado Bruschetta, and Avocado Toast.
Assemble your crostini with hummus and other toppings or serve on a large platter or board charcuterie style. Made with Tribe® Garlic and Classic Hummus, toasted baguette, and other tasty toppings, hummus crostini is an easy and delicious snack or get-together appetizer.
Hummus Crostini Ingredients
Tribe® Garlic and Classic Hummus creates a creamy base for crostini toppings. You can get creative with your crostini toppings or use my favorite Mediterranean flavors shown here. Be sure to use a variety of colors, textures, and flavors. My favorite toppings for hummus crostini include olives, tomatoes, cucumber, red onion, and herbs.
I found all of these fresh ingredients at my closest neighborhood grocery store, Vons. You can find Tribe® hummus in the refrigerated section along with a wide variety of other dips. Vons also has a mobile app where you can find coupons.
Although I’ve shared a Classic Hummus recipe made from scratch in the past, grabbing a tub from the grocery store is more realistic most of the time. Luckily Tribe hummus tastes fresh and delicious, savory and sweet, and is made with no artificial preservatives and no-GMO ingredients. It would also be fantastic with our Homemade Falafel, Falafel Wraps, or in a pita with Balela.
How to Make Crostini
Though you can buy pre-made crostini toasts, I recommend using a French baguette and slicing it into about 1/2″ rounds. To toast your crostini, you can arrange on a baking sheet and toast in the oven until golden, or toast on a grill or grill pan.
I like to grill the crostini bread to create grill marks and a little more flavor. Simply coat a grill pan over high heat with cooking spray or brush with a little olive oil, then cook for a minute or two on each side, until grill marks appear.
While toasting the bread, you can get started prepping the toppings, and if you’re making a charcuterie style DIY crostini board, start assembling it.
Crostini Charcuterie Board
One of my favorite things to make is a grazing board or charcuterie platter. They are fun to assemble and enjoy. Some favorites from the past include this Halloween Snack Tray, this grazing board with Fresh Spring Rolls and Peanut Sauce, and this Bagel and Vegan Cream Cheese brunch board.
Though you could assemble the crostini yourself, I like this DIY version too. Especially when serving kids who may have strong preferences.
- 1 French baguette, cut into 1/2" slices
- Tribe® Garlic and Classic Hummus
- 1 cup Kalamata olives, halved
- 1 cup cherry tomatoes, halved
- 2 Persian cucumbers, thinly sliced
- 1/2 ripe avocado, sliced
- 1/4 small red onion, thinly sliced
- 1 small jar roasted red peppers, drained, patted dry and sliced
- 1 cup baby arugula, parsley, or micro greens
- Heat a grill or grill pan over high heat and brush with a little olive oil. Grill each side of the bread slices until toasted and grill marks appear, just a minute. Set aside.
- Arrange the bread and other ingredients on a charcuterie if desired for DIY crostini. Alternatively, spread the hummus over one side of the toasted bread and top with the ingredients.
- Enjoy within an hour.
I've listed my favorite Mediterranean-inspired in the ingredients list but feel free to pick just a few or use your favorites.
Nutrition Information:Yield: 20 Serving Size: 1
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 88