Rye Bread Crostini

A quick and easy German twist on crostini, made with German rye bread, soft cheese, tomato, basil and seasonings. Recipe courtesy of Roz Denny, Modern German Food.
Course Appetizers


  • 6 slices German rye bread
  • 2 large garlic cloves halved
  • 2 tablespoons vegetable oil
  • 3-1/2 ounces German soft spreadable cheese
  • 2 medium-ripe tomatoes seeded and diced
  • 3 basil leaves sliced very thinly lengthwise
  • sea salt and freshly ground pepper


  • Preheat oven to 400 degrees F.
  • Cut bread slices in half. Rub one side of each piece with the cut side of garlic. Brush with oil and place on a baking sheet; bake 10 minutes.
  • Let bread cool, slightly, and spread toasted bread with cheese. Gently stir together tomato and basil spoon on top.
  • Sprinkle with salt and pepper and serve.
Recipe courtesy of Roz Denny, Modern German Food