These vegan goat cheese crostini topped with roasted cherry tomatoes, fresh basil and a drizzle of balsamic vinegar are a perfect make ahead appetizer or snack. The rich creaminess of the cheese pairs wonderfully with the bright acidity of the tomatoes.
Make some of these up for your next special dinner or get together and your guests will rave.
I don't know about you, but I like to a have a little something for guests to nosh on when they arrive. These vegan goat cheese crostini are a perfect choice because you can toast the bread and the tomatoes up earlier that day and then easily assemble them a few minutes before your guests arrive.
Table of Contents
- Spreadable Vegan Cheese - we love to use this Vegan Goat Cheese, but you can use any vegan cheese that you can spread. Even cream cheese works well here.
- Cherry or grape tomatoes
- Olive oil
- Salt and pepper
- Balsamic vinegar or balsamic drizzle
Step By Step Instructions
Preheat your oven to 350 degrees.
Add the tomatoes to a baking sheet along with the garlic and drizzle with olive oil. Then season with the salt and pepper. Roast in the oven for 30-35 minutes, stirring halfway through. They will become soft and blistered when done.
Slice the baguette in a slightly diagonal manner. Slices should be roughly ½" thick. Then brush them with olive oil and bake for 7-8 minutes until toasted. Set these aside to cool until you're ready to assemble.
To assemble the crostini, spread the vegan goat cheese or whatever cheese you are using onto a slice of the toasted baguette. Then top with several tomatoes and some of the garlic.
Garnish each one with basil and just a drizzle of balsamic.
Then stand back and watch them disappear.
Frequently Asked Questions
Go ahead and use any cheese that you can spread easily. We love the tangy flavor that vegan goat cheese provides, but any of the spreadable cheeses like Miyoko's or even cream cheese from Kite Hill or Tofutti would work well.
For best results, I'd roast the tomatoes up a few hours before assembling. You could even do this the night before. Store them in the fridge and then bring room temperature before serving. The baguette slices can be toasted up a few hours ahead as well.
The toasted bread can be stored for several hours in an airtight container so go ahead and toast it up ahead of time. I've found though that they can a bit too hard if kept overnight.
The tomatoes can be roasted up and kept in the fridge for 2 days ahead of assembling.