Holiday Crostini

Holiday Crostini

Looking for a quick and delicious holiday appetizer? These Holiday Crostini are the perfect addition to any gathering. Savory and smokey cream cheese with a fresh and nutty pesto pair perfectly with our crispy and juicy nuggets. Plus you can't go wrong with a little red and green at your holiday table! 


Cook Time: 30 min | Makes:  24 pieces


  • 12 Nowadays Nuggets
  • 1 sourdough baguette, sliced into pieces
  • 1 cup of sun-dried tomato cream cheese (recipe below)
  • ½ cup of scallion-pecan pesto (recipe below)
  • ½ cup of your preferred* mayo

Sun-Dried Tomato Cream Cheese:

  • 7-8 oz. your preferred* cream cheese
  • ¼ cup sun dried tomatoes (not in oil)
  • ¼ tsp garlic powder
  • 1 tsp red wine vinegar
  • ½ tsp salt
  • ¼ tsp black pepper
  • ½ tsp smoked paprika
  • 1 tsp agave

Scallion-Pecan Pesto:

  • ½ cup fresh basil
  • 1 cup fresh parsley
  • 1 cup scallions, roughly chopped
  • ¼ cup pecans, toasted
  • 2 TB nutritional yeast
  • 1 TB lemon juice
  • ¼ cup olive oil
  • ¾ tsp salt
  • ¼ tsp pepper
  • 1 TB white wine vinegar


Sun-Dried Tomato Cream Cheese

  1. Add all cream cheese ingredients to a food processor and pulse until fully combined then process on high until mixture is creamy.

Scallion-Pecan Pesto

  1. Combine all pesto ingredients except for oil in a food processor, and pulse until mixture is combined. Scraping down the sides as needed.
  2. Slowly drizzle in olive oil until the mixture forms a thick cohesive paste. Add a little additional water if needed to thin the pesto. 


  1. Place bread slices in a 350º oven for 5-10 minutes until the edges begin to brown slightly. Do not over bake. 
  2. Combine ½ cup of pesto with ½ cup of mayo to make a creamy pesto aioli. 
  3. To assemble, spread on a layer of the sun dried tomato cream cheese, place a half of nugget (cut side down) onto the cream cheese. Dollop a bit of aioli on top of the nugget and garnish with a piece of sun dried tomato.

*Your preferred: Nowadays, we prefer the deliciousness of plant-based milk & dairy products. Try them out if you haven’t already!

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