Fontina Crostini with Lemon Gremolata

My daughter really outdid herself last week when she made the pot of Turkey Vegetable Soup with Cheese-Filled Tortellini, to share.  Not only did she bring us soup, she brought us some wonderful Fontina Crostini with Lemon Gremolata to go with it....and, dessert!

Lindsey, is the guest chef, again!

Fontina Crostini with Lemon Gremolata
Cuisine at Home, December 2011

Serves 8

For the Gremolata, combine:
2 Tbsp grated Parmesan
1 Tbsp each minced lemon zest and fresh thyme
1 tsp minced garlic
1/2 tsp each kosher salt and black pepper
1/3 tsp red pepper flakes

For the Crostini, Brush:
16 baguette slices, 1/2-inch thick
2 Tbsp olive oil
16 thin slices of Fontina cheese, 8oz.

Preheat broiler with rack 6 inches from element.  Line a baking sheet with foil.

For the gremolata,  combine
Parmesan, zest, thyme, garlic, slat, black pepper, and pepper flakes in a small bowl;  set aside.

For the crostini, brush bread on one side with oil.  Arrange slices on prepared baking sheet, oiled side up;  broil until lightly toasted, 1-2 minutes.

Top each crostini with 1 slice of cheese.  Divide gremolata mixture among crostini broil until cheese melts, 1-2 minutes more.


These were perfect little bites to accompany the soup!

I am participating in Foodie Friday hosted by Michael at Designs by Gollum and Fusion Fridays at Jennifer Cooks.


  1. Gosh that looks good. Cheers to Lindsey!


  2. A very nice appetizer... or a main dish for someone! :)

  3. It's a nice combination of Parmesan and lemon zest on the baguette !

  4. What a great appetizer, yayy Lindsey :)
    Take care..

  5. The soup and crostini sure added up to a great meal and it's especially nice when it just shows up at your door.

  6. Welcome again Lyndsey. What a lovely combination and I'm especially fond of fontina cheese. It melts beautifully.

  7. Um this looks so good and unique! I love lemon and have all the ingredients for this... just may have to make it this weekend! :)
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  8. That looks so good! I might have to make some soup this weekend so we can have the bread!

  9. Think I found a new home. SOOO yummy.
    Drop by and visit me sometime.

  10. Isn't fontina the best melting cheese ever? These look marvelous. Very unsual with the lemon gremolata.
    Thanks, Lyndsey!

  11. What a delicious nibble - full of flavor :)
    Mary x

  12. My own daughter loves the kitchen even more than I do and wows us with wonderful creations when I visit. These crostini show the love your daughter has for all things food as well. Like mother like daughter.

  13. These look delicious. Nice that your daughter loves to cook.

  14. Goodness, these little toasts look good. I would love this with a bowl of soup or a good salad. What a sweet daughter.

  15. These is great it looks so delicious promise, yummy :).
    i also want to make one for my husband . thank you for sharing hope i can make it.

  16. wow adding lemon is good i think it will be more delicious i love this


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