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


Welcome back to our weekly Foodie Friday link up! I’m linking up with Farrah from Fairyburger, Esther from Chocolate Runner Girl and Jess from Hello to Fit.  Also, make sure you hop around to check out all the amazing recipes in this link up and feel free to add your recipes as well! 

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.   She is also the owner of Strength In Motion Studio, mother of two sassy sisters and wife to a chronically busy chiropractor.   Subscribe by email for updates to get the latest workouts, advice and recipes straight to your inbox!

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27 Comments

Courtney
Reply January 1, 2016

So many of my favorite things! This looks like a perfect snack for me.
Happy New Year!

    aelicatese
    Reply January 3, 2016

    Thanks! Happy New Year! :)

Rebecca @ Strength and Sunshine
Reply January 1, 2016

Pistachios!!! Happy New Year dear!
I hear tons of great things about BFree! Surprisingly, I still haven't been able to try it myself, but I hope to as soon as I can get my hands on it!!

    aelicatese
    Reply January 3, 2016

    Oh man you definitely have to give it a try! I love it!

Susie @ SuzLyfe
Reply January 1, 2016

Happy New Year! Starting the foodie year out with pomegranates and pistachios is a-ok by me--they are a match made in heaven, as far as I'm concerned :D
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    aelicatese
    Reply January 3, 2016

    Happy New Year to you too!

Debbie @ Coach Debbie Runs
Reply January 1, 2016

I think that brie may be the only cheese that I miss as a vegan. My husband and I used to go to a little French Bistro that served the best sandwiches. Just fresh French bread, the brie, tomato, and a little mayo. So this recipe sounds so good and makes me wonder if thereis a way to make a brie substitute out of tofu :-)
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    aelicatese
    Reply January 3, 2016

    Hmm I bet you totally could. I have never made anything with tofu but I bet it's possible!

jill conyers
Reply January 1, 2016

Crostinis became one of my favorite foods in 2015. So many recipes to share. Finding the time :)

    aelicatese
    Reply January 3, 2016

    They are yummy! :)

Cayanne Marcus @healthyezsweet
Reply January 1, 2016

I'm totally on the pomegranate train myself. I love snacking on the seeds straight from the fruit for a bedtime snack
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    aelicatese
    Reply January 3, 2016

    It's so yummy!

Ivanna
Reply January 1, 2016

Looks amazing Annmarie. I'll have to be on the lookout for some Poms and give this a try.
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    aelicatese
    Reply January 3, 2016

    Definitely do, it's so easy to make!

Christine Parizo
Reply January 1, 2016

That looks delicious! I'll have to try it.

    aelicatese
    Reply January 3, 2016

    Thanks! :)

Nicole @ Fitful Focus
Reply January 1, 2016

Happy New Year, my friend!!!! It looks like you had a delicious evening! I can't wait to hear more about that bread :) :)

    aelicatese
    Reply January 3, 2016

    It is SO GOOD!

Sue @ This Mama Runs for Cupcakes
Reply January 2, 2016

Another winner! 3 of my favorite flavors all in one tasty little appetizer? Yum!! Happy New Year!

    aelicatese
    Reply January 3, 2016

    Thanks! Happy New Year to you too!

Farrah
Reply January 2, 2016

I definitely think it's possible for this to taste festive! <3 I gotta make these!! *-*

    aelicatese
    Reply January 3, 2016

    Haha, glad I am not the only one that thinks food can taste festive :P

Ilka
Reply January 2, 2016

Brie Cheese and Pomegranate is such a nice combo:)
Happy New Year!

    aelicatese
    Reply January 3, 2016

    Thank you! Happy New Year to you too!

Dannii @ Hungry Healthy Happy
Reply January 4, 2016

Happy New Year! I can't believe it is 2016 either, but I am so happy that a new year is here.
Mmm I love pomegranate on anything for a pop of colour and flavour.
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Cassandra @ Powered By BLING
Reply January 4, 2016

I wish I would have seen this post before I had my party Saturday, Annmarie! These are amazing. Adding to my Pinterest Entertaining Board. LOVE how festive they look and how simply easy they are to make.
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Sarah @ The Fit Niche
Reply January 5, 2016

Oh these look so good, I am a sucker for anything with Brie on it!!
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