Chanterelle Mushroom Crostini with Ricotta, Thyme and Honey

Chanterelle Mushroom Crostini with Ricotta, Thyme and Honey {easy appetizer made in under 15 minutes, vegetarian} - girlheartfood.com

~ Chanterelle Mushroom Crostini with Ricotta, Thyme & Honey ~

Fresh Newfoundland chanterelle mushrooms are lightly sautéed with garlic and fresh thyme. Then, a generous helping is piled on creamy ricotta topped crusty bread. To put the icing on the cake, it’s then drizzled with a touch of honey for one delicious bite!

Hi everyone!  How was your long weekend? It’s absolutely amazing that we are, like, a week into September.  My mind is blown. Blown, I tells ya!  When I look at my calendar and see the date, I think it must be a mistake or something.  Before we get into the ever-so-popular pumpkin spice everythang season, I want to share this delicious recipe that makes use of locally grown chanterelle mushrooms.  The season for them is really short around here, so we have to enjoy ’em while they’re here.  Plus, why not share something delicious?!  We have lots of time for pumpkin recipes (which I love) but, until then, let’s enjoy every bit of goodness summer has to offer.  Feel me??

MUSHROOMS

I absolutely adore mushrooms.  I enjoy all varieties and love the beefiness that they add to a dish.  My mother in law, on the other hand, not so much.  Though, waaaaay back when I did make her this awesome mushroom risotto and she absolutely loved it!  Maybe it was the creamy goodness of the Arborio rice or the copious amount of cheese. Who knows?!  If I convinced her then that mushrooms taste fantastic, maybe I can again with this chanterelle mushroom crostini.  What ya think?

You may remember last week, I mentioned that a friend hooked us up with some fresh, local chanterelle mushrooms and I was determined to put them to good use!  I wanted to create a simple, but tasty, recipe that really showcased the beautiful mushrooms.  I didn’t want anything complicated and really wanted the mushrooms to shine and, boy oh boy, did they ever! Me, personally, probably wouldn’t go foraging for mushrooms cause I’d be too afraid (aka paranoid) I’d pick something that would temporarily make me go a little cray cray, but I’d gladly take some from someone who knows what they’re doing.

FUNNY STORY

I told my mother that I was gifted some chanterelle mushrooms that a friend had gotten around his property.

Mom looked at me straight in the face and said ‘Mushrooms?! You better know if they’re the edible kind!!’

My response – ‘Ummmm, mom, they’re actually allllll gone😳

Mom looked relieved…..I think.

PREPARATION

This gorgeous chanterelle mushroom crostini can be prepped and made in about 15 minutes or less.  Basically, the bread is toasted, the mushrooms are cooked for just a bit and then it’s all assembled.  It makes for a delicious and impressive little appetizer when you have friends or family over.

Me, being a huge fan of savoury and sweet combos, love the touch of honey over top.  It really adds a little somethin’ somethin’ to this recipe.  You don’t need a lot, just a kiss as I like to say 😉

Like most little bites, this app is best enjoyed right away.  But, I’m pretty sure that won’t be a problem!

Chanterelle Mushroom Crostini with Ricotta, Thyme and Honey {easy appetizer made in under 15 minutes, vegetarian} - girlheartfood.com

APPETIZER LOVE

As you know, I’m no stranger to enjoying bits and bites.  It’s honestly one of my favourite things and, most times, hubby and I would much rather enjoy apps rather than a big meal.  How about you?

I happened to have a few little flowers remaining on our thyme from our herb garden and decided to garnish these babies with some.  If you’re feeling extra fancy, do the same.

Chanterelle Mushroom Crostini with Ricotta, Thyme and Honey {easy appetizer made in under 15 minutes, vegetarian} - girlheartfood.com

Oh, and remember, if you do get mushrooms from friends, just make sure they know what they are picking😝

Until next time, take care and chit chat again soon 🙂

P.S. If you missed my last post, you can check it out here.

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Chanterelle Mushroom Crostini with Ricotta, Thyme and Honey
Fresh Newfoundland chanterelle mushrooms are lightly sautéed with garlic and fresh thyme. Then, a generous helping is piled on creamy ricotta topped crusty bread. To put the icing on the cake, it's then drizzled with a touch of honey for one delicious bite!
Chanterelle Mushroom Crostini with Ricotta, Thyme and Honey {easy appetizer made in under 15 minutes, vegetarian} - girlheartfood.com
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 8-10 minutes
Servings
crostini
Ingredients
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 8-10 minutes
Servings
crostini
Ingredients
Chanterelle Mushroom Crostini with Ricotta, Thyme and Honey {easy appetizer made in under 15 minutes, vegetarian} - girlheartfood.com
Instructions
  1. Place bread on baking sheet and use 1 tbsp of olive oil and brush bread. Broil on high 2-3 minutes, being careful not to burn. Carefully, remove from oven and lay to one side.
  2. In a pan on medium high heat, add remaining 1 tbsp. of olive oil and butter and melt. Add garlic and cook 30 seconds to a minute, stirring and being careful not to burn.
  3. Add mushrooms, salt, pepper and thyme and cook 3 minutes.
  4. Place about 1 tbsp. of ricotta cheese on each slice of bread. Distribute mushrooms evenly over top and drizzle with honey. Serve and enjoy immediately.
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50 thoughts on “Chanterelle Mushroom Crostini with Ricotta, Thyme and Honey

  1. Jolina says:

    Those mushrooms look amazing. We love mushrooms too, though Red takes care of all the cooking and such so I’m not really sure what kind I’m eating haha (will your mom be horrified? Moms are the best!). Hope we can find chanterelle mushrooms here. Have a wonderful week!

  2. Kathy @ Beyond the Chicken Coop says:

    How lucky you are to receive such a gift! I’ve been told chanterelles grow here, but I’ve never found any. I did pick a bunch or morel mushrooms last year. They were amazing. I love that you used these mushrooms in an appetizer. It looks amazing….especially with a touch of honey!

  3. Milena | Craft Beering says:

    Finally made it over and so glad to see the awesome treat you have prepared for us:) It’s the weekend! Yeay!! I knew you’ll do something tasty with these chanterelles from when you first said you got them, but these crostini honestly surpass anything I could have imagined! So beautiful and for once I am pretty sure that I will chose wine. An oaky Chardonnay to be exact. Thank goodness we have some in the fridge. I will be imagining your crostini:) I mean, the thyme and the honey kiss and I just love ricotta. So yummy! Pinned! Have a great weekend!
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  4. Shashi at Savory Spin says:

    Dawn, it’s appetizers like this that make me say to heck with the meal cos I sure could make a meal of these! Those Newfoundland chanterelle mushrooms are ..or rather, were…GORGEOUS!!! You did such a fantastic job coming up with this appetizer! I adore sweet and savory combos too – and wow – my minds blown at all the different tastes and flavors and textures each of these bites carry! Happy 2nd weekend in September – how fast is 2017 eh?!?
    Hope you and your hubs have a wonderful weekend! XOXO

  5. karrie @ Tasty Ever After says:

    Wish your friend was my friend too so I could get me some ‘shrooms too! LOL! Seriously, I love chanterelle mushrooms and to get fresh picked ones would be a total dream. I’ll have to get some regular ol’ store bought ones to make it for game day apps. Bet it will still be super yummy 🙂 Cheers to a great weekend, my friend.

  6. Kelsie | the itsy-bitsy kitchen says:

    Moms are so funny. I guarantee mine would have exactly the same reaction as yours 🙂 You’re soooo lucky to have such amazing friends to bring you mushrooms. Ugh. I might have to move up there so I can be their friend too 🙂 This crostini just looks to die for!

  7. annie@ciaochowbambina says:

    Wow! First of all – you know how I feel about crostini! And this flavor combination has me all sorts of giddy!! I can imagine that drizzle of honey at the end…just puts it over the top! Thank you fro sharing one of my faves! This is a keeper! Have a beautiful day, my friend! XOXO

  8. Gayle @ Pumpkin 'N Spice says:

    Mushrooms are my favorite! I could eat them for breakfast, lunch, and dinner, I just love them SO much! Crostini is one of my favorite appetizers, so I’m loving this fun dish. Sounds delicious with the fresh thyme and honey, too. My kind of appetizer! Pinned! Hope you have a wonderful weekend!

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