This appetizer came from my Operation Clean-Out but I thought that it was so good that it deserved its own post!
I had one clove of garlic left, some light cream cheese, bread and a red pepper so I decided to make a crostini of sorts. That was a great part about cleaning out my fridge, instead of planning meals around what I wanted to make, I was forced to get creative with what I already had!
4 Tbsp light cream cheese, softened
1 clove roasted garlic
1 Tbsp parsley, chopped
1 red pepper
olive oil, salt and pepper
whole grain baguette or artisan bread
Cut pepper off core into 4 pieces. Drizzle red pepper and clove of garlic with olive oil on sheet pan. Broil on high until peppers are charred and garlic is soft. Set peppers aside and mash garlic with side of knife into a paste. Stir garlic paste and parsley into cream cheese and add about 1/2 Tbsp olive oil and salt & pepper. Mix well. Slice red pepper into thin strips.
Slice bread and sprinkle with olive oil. Grill both sides of bread until toasty. Spread the cheese on bread and top with pepper slices. Makes 4 pieces.
Later this week I’ll share some of my meals from New Orleans! (And trust me, there is a lot to share!!!)