If you’re hosting a friends or family this holiday season, you’re probably looking for an easy appetizer for a party. Small bites for a holiday party are expected! You must have appetizers and snacks for your guests to nosh on while they mingle.
I like to have a lot of desserts at a party, as they are easy to grab and eat when you’re talking with friends. But it’s also good to have appetizers as well, even if you aren’t serving a formal dinner.
So, I’m sharing this recipe for Garlic Steak Crostini. This easy appetizer for a party is so good! I use Organic Prairie Top Sirloin Steaks and my Simple French Baguettes to create an easy appetizer for a party.
If you like to cook and be in the kitchen when you have guests over, then this recipe for Garlic Steak Crostini is a great one to make! Your kitchen will smell like delicious garlic bread, as I start with my Simple French Baguettes and make a simple garlic bread using Organic Valley Salted Butter and fresh garlic. Those are baked while the steaks cook, and they are simply topped with a peice of spinach, a slice of steak, and a crumble of Organic Valley Blue Cheese.
Ingredients I used to make this recipe for Garlic Steak Crostini
O Organics Worcestershire Sauce
Why go organic?
You may be wondering why I push organic ingredients for everything, even savory and healthy dishes. Organic ingredients go beyond just health and wellness, and contribute so much to the taste and flavor of a recipe. So, if you think that you’re making something healthy and buying fruits, veggies, or meats so maybe you don’t need to spend the extra to go organic here – let me sway your thinking.
Organic ingredients are made in a more pure way, therefore using no additives, no GMOs, and minimal ingredients. This really allows the true ingredients to shine – and because of that their flavor shines through. Therefore, organic ingredients are more flavorful than their non organic counterparts. So, just because it’s already a healthy recipe, or you’re already buying good for you ingredients – it doesn’t mean you can skip organic! Trust me here, and make the switch. Your body and your taste buds will thank you!
So, I highly recommend that you buy the best organic ingredients for this recipe! You can also shop my Amazon Storefront for all my favorite organic ingredients here. Tip – hover over each ingredient to see the name. And if you want to learn more about organic foods and the difference, read my post here on Food Labels and What They Mean.
Garlic Steak CrostiniDifficulty: Easy
Try this recipe for Garlic Steak Crostini the next time you need an easy appetizer for a party!
Juice of 1 organic lemon
1 tablespoon organic apple cider vinegar
2 teaspoons organic Worcestershire sauce
1 to 2 organic baguettes, depending on size
4 tablespoons Organic Valley Salted Butter, softened
2 organic cloves garlic, minced
2 teaspoons organic extra virgin olive oil
Hawaiian sea salt
Organic black pepper
1/2 cup organic spinach leaves
2 ounces Organic Valley Blue Cheese
Organic chives, diced
- Pat steak dry with a paper towel and add to a shallow dish.
- In a small bowl, add the lemon juice, apple cider vinegar, and Worcestershire sauce and mix together. Pour over the top of the steaks. Let rest for 15 to 20 minutes, until steaks are at room temperature.
- Preheat the oven to 425°F.
- Line a baking sheet with parchment paper.
- Cut baguette into 1/2-inch slices on a diagonal. You’ll need 20 pieces total. Place on the prepared baking sheet.
- In a small bowl, add the butter and garlic and stir to combine completely. Using a butter knife, spread the garlic butter onto each piece of bread and place back on the baking sheet.
- Heat the olive oil in a cast iron skillet over high heat.
- Generously salt and pepper the steaks on each side.
- Cook steaks in skillet for about 2 minutes on each side, searing them until brown on each side, and red in the middle. Immediately transfer the skillet to the oven and bake for 6 to 8 minutes, until steak is 130°F to 140°F for medium rare (or cook to your liking).
- Add the garlic bread to the oven and bake for 10 to 12 minutes, or until golden brown.
- Remove steak from oven and let rest for 5 minutes before cutting. Slice steak into 1/2-inch thick strips.
- Place 1 to 2 leaves of spinach on top of the garlic bread, add the steak strip on top, top with crumbled blue cheese, and chopped chives.
- Serve immediately.
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