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Cheese and spinach crostini
CourseHors d'oeuvre
Place of originItaly
Main ingredientsBread, topping

Crostini (meaning "little crusts" in Italian; singular crostino) are an Italian appetizer consisting of small slices of grilled or toasted bread[1] and toppings.[2] The toppings may include a variety of different cheeses, meats, and vegetables, or may be presented more simply with a brush of olive oil and herbs or a sauce.

Along with bruschetta, crostini are thought to originate in medieval times when it was typical for peasants to eat their meals on slices of bread[2] instead of using ceramics.[3]

See also


  1. ^ Hazan, Marcella. "Victor's Parmesan and Olive Oil Crostino". Retrieved November 5, 2020.
  2. ^ a b "Crostini". AtlasMedia Ltd. Retrieved November 5, 2020.
  3. ^ Castagno, Dario; Rodi, Robert (2004). Too Much Tuscan Sun: Confessions of a Chianti Tour Guide. Globe Pequot Press. p. 224.