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Tuesday Tastings :: Crostini with Checca

September 18th, 2012

Checca Crostini Recipe | Camille Styles

Hi guys! Popping in with a quick tasting of my current fave 5-minute appetizer …the perfect thing for using up all those juicy ripe summer tomatoes that are at their peak for just a few weeks longer. Checca is a traditional Italian sauce made of chopped tomatoes marinated in olive oil, lots of minced garlic and coarse salt (let it all sit at room temp for a couple hours before serving.) It’s a great raw topping for spaghetti, pizza or these yummy crostini. To make this simple hors d’oeuvres, I topped slices of toasted baguette with creamy ricotta,  checca sauce and ribbons of fresh basil and set out a big tray with chilled rosé for a casual summer get-together. One last taste of summer’s bounty…

Checca Crostini Recipe | Camille Styles

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5 Comments under :: Tuesday Tastings :: Crostini with Checca
  1. Sally says:

    This is what i want my friday night to look like

  2. What a great alternative to bruschetta! These look absolutely delicious – I want a plateful and a bottle of wine, stat!

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  4. [...] foods are just too good not to be enjoyed over and over? A few weeks ago, I shared the recipe for crostini with heirloom tomato checca, and the checca sauce was so addictive that I keep making batches of it to top grilled pita bread, [...]

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