I love mixing up easy and quick appetizers that pack a punch with flavor. This Caprese & Prosciutto Crostini with Lemon Aioli has all the ingredients needed for a delicious bite! I’ve teamed up with Bellucci, an organic 100% Italian Extra Virgin Olive Oil to bring you this tasty recipe.
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The best part about this recipe is that it comes together so quickly. It’s as simple as gathering your ingredients, mixing up a little aioli and toasting your bread.
I first chopped up my basil and tomatoes. I found mozzarella cheese that was already sliced. Score! I took my prosciutto and separated each slice then rolled it up for each piece. You can use a full slice or cut it in half then roll it up. You don’t want too much because then it will be chewy.
Slice your baguette into 1/2 inch pieces, top with Bellucci Extra Virgin Olive Oil then toast for about 5 minutes. You don’t want these too crispy, just a little toasty on top. You can drizzle right on top or paint it on with a kitchen brush.
To make the lemon aioli just add a squeeze of half a lemon to 2 tablespoons of mayo. I added a teaspoon of extra virgin olive oil to the aioli to thin it out a little too. Mix in your salt and add to the top of the toasted baguette slices. Add your slice of mozzarella, prosciutto roll, tomatoes, basil and drizzle with a little more extra virgin olive oil to finish it off. These are so delicious and your friends will love you if you bring these to the next get-together!
- 1 Baguette
- 12 Sliced Campari Tomatoes
- 1 Bunch of Basil, Chopped
- 4 Tablespoons of Bellucci Extra Virgin Olive Oil
- 2 Tablespoons of Mayo
- 1/2 Squeeze of Lemon Juice
- 1 Teaspoon of Salt
- Sliced Mozzarella
- 1 Package of Prosciutto, separated and rolled up
- Slice baguette into 1/2 inch slices
- Top baguette slices with olive oil and toast for 5 minutes in toaster oven or oven
- Make Lemon Aioli: Mix Mayo, 1 tablespoon of olive oil, salt and lemon juice
- Top toasted baguettes with lemon aioli
- Top with sliced mozzarella, prosciutto roll, tomato, basil
- Sprinkle with Bellucci extra virgin olive oil
What are your favorite crostini toppings? Share with me in the comments and I hope you’ll give this recipe a try! xo – Bri
This post is sponsored by Bellucci Premium. All opinions are my own.