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Jessica Hansen BLT Crostini Appetizer: Offering All The Classic Flavor Of BLT Sandwich in A Bite-Sized Form

BLT Crostini Appetizer by Jessica Hansen is a modern twist on the timeless sandwich, where the essential ingredients of a BLT are served on toasted slices of baguette or a similar bread. Crostini, which means “little toasts” in Italian, are ideal for serving as appetizers or snacks.


  • 1 baguette, sliced into 1/2-inch thick rounds
  • Olive oil, for brushing
  • Salt, to taste
  • 8 slices of crispy bacon, broken into smaller pieces
  • 1 cup cherry tomatoes, halved or quartered depending on size
  • 1/2 cup lettuce (such as romaine or butter lettuce), thinly sliced or torn
  • 1/2 cup mayonnaise
  • 1 garlic clove, minced
  • 1 tbsp fresh lemon juice
  • Freshly ground black pepper, to taste
  • Optional: Fresh basil or chives for garnish


  1. Prepare the Crostini:
    • Preheat your oven to 375°F (190°C).
    • Arrange the baguette slices on a baking sheet, brush both sides lightly with olive oil, and season with a pinch of salt.
    • Toast in the oven until golden brown, about 5-7 minutes per side. Remove and let cool.
  2. Prepare the BLT Topping:
    • In a mixing bowl, combine halved cherry tomatoes, sliced lettuce, and broken bacon pieces. Gently toss to combine.
  3. Prepare the Garlic Aioli:
    • In a small bowl, combine mayonnaise, minced garlic, and lemon juice. Stir well until smooth. Season with salt and freshly ground black pepper to taste.
  4. Assemble the Crostini:
    • Spread a generous amount of garlic aioli on each toasted baguette slice.
    • Top with the BLT mixture, pressing slightly to adhere.
    • Optional: Garnish with fresh basil or chives.
  5. Serve & Enjoy:
    • Arrange the BLT crostini on a serving platter and serve immediately. They are best consumed fresh to retain the crispness of the toast and the bacon.

Serving Suggestions:

  • Pair these BLT crostini with a refreshing iced tea or white wine for an elegant appetizer experience.
  • These can also be served alongside other crostini varieties for a diverse appetizer spread.

This appetizer perfectly encapsulates the essence of a BLT but in a bite-sized and elegant format, making it a delightful choice for parties, gatherings, or any casual get-together.

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