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What's for Dinner?: Crostini

Justin Ferguson • Updated May 23, 2014 at 11:48 AM

There are no telling how many times, when I have a get together, I need something nice, cheap and easy to impress my friends. 

This recipe is for crostini, which is seasoned toasted bread. It doesn’t sound too amazing, however, paired with a nice dip of any kind, it becomes a focal point everyone will talk about. 

For the weekend, we will make a soup, which goes great with these crostini. But be careful; these are addictive once you start making them.



1 loaf of French bread

1 tbsp. of olive oil

1 tbsp. of Italian seasoning

1 tsp. of garlic powder

1 tsp. of salt

1 tsp. of pepper

truffle oil (optional)


Slice the bread into coins and place on a baking tray. Preheat oven to 350 degrees. 

Mix powered seasonings. Lightly drizzle or brush the olive oil onto the bread. 

Spread seasoning mix over the oiled bread to lightly coat. I

f using truffle oil, gently drizzle it over the bread. 

Bake until the bread is golden brown and crisp. 

Justin Ferguson is a Nashville native who now lives in Wilson County. A professionally trained chef specializing in farm-to-table cuisine and molecular gastronomy, he now provides restaurant consulting services and is operations manager for Vin Fine Wine & Spirits in Lebanon. Email him at wilsoncountycritic@gmail.com. For more than 1,500 other recipes, visit lebanondemocrat.com/recipecentral.

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