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

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!

    1. arundati says:

      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. Mansi says:

    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!

    1. arundati says:

      hi mansi! thanks will send it

  4. Sanjeeta kk says:

    Shall be a hit with my kids. Nice clicks.

    1. arundati says:

      thank you sanjeeta!

  5. mallugirl says:

    all the flavors of summer.:)

    1. arundati says:

      yes! minus the “slaving over a hot flame” bit too! easier if you have a pop up toaster!

  6. Pam says:

    What a fantastic appetizer!

    1. arundati says:

      thanks Pam!

  7. swapna says:

    Superb… that is a great Idea…

    1. arundati says:

      am glad you liked it S

  8. Parita says:

    Thats nice..easy and delicious!

    1. arundati says:

      thanks P!

  9. Aparna says:

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

    1. arundati says:

      agree +1000 🙂

  10. Apu says:

    Lovely for summer!! Light and simple.

    1. arundati says:

      yes, minimum fuss and the flavours belie the effort!

  11. Asha says:

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

    1. arundati says:

      thank you Asha, sending some over right now!

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