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Beat the Heat Series – Easy Nibbles ~ Tomato Cucumber Crostini Recipe

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While there’s hope on the horizon with the monsoons apparently on their way to my side of the world, this easy snack will make life easy if you are throwing a party or even looking for a quick evening snack, this is easy to put together. Infact this isnt so much a recipe as just an assembling job. All you need is a few slices of bread and a few other ingredients.

Easy Nibbles – makes 18 pieces

3 slices sandwich bread ( i used multi grain mediterranean bread, but anything will do) if using smaller slices, use 4 slices.

18 slices of cucumber

18 slices of tomato

a few sprigs of fresh coriander

1-2 tablespoons cheese spread

1/2 cup yogurt- cream dip (recipe below)

1/2 tablespoon tabasco sauce

for the dip

2 tablespoons yogurt

2 tablespoons fresh cream

1 teaspoon sweet chilli sauce

1/2 teaspoon green chilli sauce

1 tablespoon tomato sauce

1/2 teaspoon tabasco sauce

1 teaspoon mustard sauce

add all of the above to a small bowl and whisk well. add a dash of pepper. set aside.

to assemble:

cut the slices into about 2 inch squares. toast them on low heat till golden brown and crispy. spread the cheese spread onto the toasted pieces of bread. top with one slice each of cucumber and tomato. spoon about 1/4 spoon of yogurt cream dip onto each, add a drop of tabasco sauce, garnish with a small bit of fresh coriander, serve.


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  2. What a splendid idea! I have a basket full of tomatoes and was thinking what I could do with them—now I know!. My dinner will be served just this way tonight! Baked a fresh bread today- that should do! Love your blog and the recipes! What camera are you using? The pix are fantastic! You are on my blogroll now!

    • Dear VY! thanks for all the lavish praise…. i hope you liked your dinner! i use a nikon p90 or an olympus fe 170. depends on which one is lying closest for me to grab hold of!

  3. That looks like a really nice snack Arundati! and right in time for Soccer season:)

    Do send it in for the Magic Bullet recipe contest/giveaway being hosted at my blog. Your recipe could win you a Free Magic Bullet To Go!

  4. Shall be a hit with my kids. Nice clicks.

  5. all the flavors of summer.:)

  6. What a fantastic appetizer!

  7. Superb… that is a great Idea…

  8. Thats nice..easy and delicious!

  9. Cute canapes. Indeed perfect for the summer. Least possible work yet yummy.

  10. Lovely for summer!! Light and simple.

  11. Easy and tasty. Looks like a great snack, pass me some.


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