Quick canapé crostini

Preparation time

less than 30 mins

Cooking time

less than 10 mins


Makes 24

These really easy canapés have saved the day, not only when people drop by my house unannounced but also when I fancy a quick snack myself of an evening. It is great to get creative with these, see what it is your cupboard and fridge and experiment with what works.

By Lorraine Pascale
From Lorraine's Fast, Fresh and Easy Food


For the crostini base

  • 1 baguette
  • extra virgin olive oil
  • 1 garlic clove

For the tomato, basil and mint variation

  • 2 large ripe tomatoes
  • extra virgin olive oil
  • small handful basil and mint leaves
  • pinch sugar (optional)
  • salt and freshly ground black pepper

For the white bean, basil, prosciutto and rocket variation

  • 100g/3½oz canned cannellini beans
  • 2 slices prosciutto
  • small handful of wild rocket

For the goats’ cheese, fig and balsamic variation

  • 100g/3½oz rindless soft goats’ cheese
  • 2 fresh figs
  • small handful of mint leaves
  • 1 tsp balsamic vinegar
  • honey, for drizzling