Foodie Friday: Pomegranate & Crushed Pistachio Crostinis {Gluten Free}


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First, of all….HAPPY HAPPY NEW YEAR! I cannot believe that it’s the year 2016! I hope you all had a fantastic New Year’s Eve celebration and were able to ring it in surrounded by loved ones! 

I spent the evening at a small family get together, had a few celebratory drinks and of course, munched on lots of yummy food! One of the appetizers that I made to share were these Pomegranate & Crushed Pistachio Crostinis! 

Pomegranate & Crushed Pistachio Crostini Appetizer Recipe {gluten free}

 The whole idea for this easy appetizer came about when I started searching the web to find foods that are customarily eaten on New Year’s Eve to bring good luck.  I briefly considered making a lentil recipe of sorts since that’s what Italian’s eat to bring good luck until I stumbled across the idea of pomegranate! 

In Greece it is apparently customary to throw a pomegranate on the ground and break them at midnight to bring good fortune! Clearly we won’t be throwing any crostini toasts on the ground but I figured we could celebrate the pomegranate and it’s good luck along side some crunchy pistachios and creamy brie cheese! 

Pomegranate & Crushed Pistachio Crostini Appetizer Recipe {gluten free}

Pomegranate & Crushed Pistachio Crostini Appetizer Recipe {gluten free}

 Oh and by the way, I made these using this brand spankin’ new (to me) gluten free and allergen free loaf bread from BFree Foods! I will go into more details in another post but let’s just say that I am in LOVE with their line of products which are all gluten, wheat, soy, nut, dairy and egg free! 

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Pomegranate & Crushed Pistachio Crostini Appetizer Recipe {gluten free}

 Pomegranate & Crushed Pistachio Brie Crostini


 

RECIPE 

Ingredients: 

  • 3 pieces of BFree Soft White Sandwich slices, toasted
  • 1 wedge Brie or other soft cheese 
  • 1 pomegranate, seeded
  • 1/2 cup pistachios, shelled and crushed

 

Directions: 

  1. Cut toasted sandwich bread in a triangular fashion. 
  2. Evenly spread brie cheese on each triangle slice.
  3. Top with pomegranate and sprinkle with crushed pistachios. 
  4. Arrange on a serving platter & enjoy! :)

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Annmarie is a self proclaimed foodie, avid long distance runner and functional fitness coach. A DVRT Master Trainer, HKC Instructor and food allergy sufferer, she writes about strength training for runners as well as shares allergy friendly recipes for busy athletes. Ā  She is also the owner of Strength In Motion Studio, mother of two sassy sisters and wife to a chronically busy chiropractor. Ā  Subscribe by email for updates to get the latest workouts, advice and recipes straight to your inbox!

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