See? Aren't they cute? And he was right: These miniature toast bites are one of the best little aids to easy appetizers that I've found in a long time. I don't know if I would call this appetizer awesome (it's very, very basic, actually!) but it has its own pleasures. It's just cream cheese, spicy arugula and chives from the garden, and a drizzle of olive oil. They are cool, delicious, and blazingly quick to make. Our guests made them disappear in about seven minutes, too. Of course, you don't need petite toasts to make this super-easy appetizer, but they sure are tasty and cute. You could also use crackers, slices of baguette, or even regular toast cut into small pieces.
Cream Cheese and Arugula Toast Bites a general recipe Petite toasts Spreadable cream cheese Arugula and chives, finely chopped Sea salt and freshly ground black pepper Olive oil Spread the toasts or crackers with cream cheese. Sprinkle with chopped arugula and chives, then with salt and pepper. Finish with a thin drizzle of olive oil. Serve and enjoy!
Related: Appetizer Recipe: Flatbreads with Goat Cheese, Caramelized Onions, and Basil (Images: Faith Durand)