You can never have too many Mediterranean recipes, so give Godfather Crostini a try. One serving contains 155 calories, 4g of protein, and 12g of fat. This recipe serves 16. It works well as an inexpensive hor d'oeuvre. Head to the store and pick up basil leaves, chives, lemon juice, and a few other things to make it today. From preparation to the plate, this recipe takes roughly 30 minutes.
Brush bread slices with 2 tablespoons oil and place on an ungreased baking sheet.
Bake at 400° for 5-6 minutes on each side or until lightly browned.
Meanwhile, in a large skillet, cook bacon over medium heat until crisp.
Remove to paper towels to drain.
In a small bowl, combine the mayonnaise, chives, lemon juice and remaining oil; spread over toast. Top each with a basil leaf, tomato, pesto and a piece of bacon.
Recommended wine: Sparkling Wine, Chianti, Verdicchio, Sparkling Rose, Trebbiano
Sparkling Wine, Chianti, and Verdicchio are great choices for Crostini. If you're serving a selection of appetizers, you can't go wrong with these. Both are very food friendly and complement a variety of flavors. The Le Grand Courtage Blanc de Blancs Brut with a 4.9 out of 5 star rating seems like a good match. It costs about 19 dollars per bottle.
Le Grand Courtage Blanc de Blancs BrutThe bouquet presents hints of green apple, honeysuckle, and toasted brioche. On the palate, a delicate balance of dryness and acidity lingers with a bit of Meyer lemon, honeydew and soft floral notes. The Blanc de Blancs Brut is very cuisine and cocktail-friendly. Try it with savory hors d'oeuvres, buttered popcorn, creamy pasta dishes, fried chicken, spicy Asian dishes, seafood, fruit-based desserts or semi-soft cheese. Mix with elderflower or fruit liqueurs, or fresh juice and quality spirits for a light, refreshing sparkling cocktail.The Blend: Chardonnay imparts depth and complexity for the overall balance while Chenin Blanc lends citrus and hints of honey for a creamy texture. Colombard's higher acidity provides structure, length and a pleasant minerality that is supplemented by the Ugni Blanc's fruit profile. Grapes are sourced from quality terroirs in France, such as Burgundy and Loire Valley.