A fun appetizer to serve for St. Patrick’s Day, serve toasty, garlic crostini, spread warm goat cheese, bacon, micro greens, and fresh chives.

delicous Goat Cheese Bacon Crostini appetizer

Kissing for an Irish Dinner Party is very important, but also important is serving good drinks and appetizers (like this Goat Cheese Bacon Crostini and Micro Greens) as your guests walk through the door. This post was posted way back in 2014, so I’m resharing it today on St. Patrick’s Day!

Goat Cheese Bacon Crostini and Micro Greens

What to serve for a St. Patrick’s Day appetizer? These tasty, crusty Goat Cheese Bacon Crostini bites! Or, you may want to try this Pastrami Sauerkraut Crostini recipe or this Caprese Crostini Board (great for summer months).

bacon, tomatoes, goat cheese, toasts, micro greens

Ingredients for bacon goat cheese crostini:

All you need are these easy ingredients, with warm crunchy crostini!

  • Loaf French baguette
  • Garlic clove
  • Olive oil
  • Soft fresh goat cheese
  • Kosher salt and fresh black pepper
  • Bacon
  • Roma tomato
  • Fresh micro greens
  • Chives

I’m married to an Irish man, so kissing happens much more than on a daily basis, or even on St. Paddy’s Day!  HA! In fact, 30 years ago this month, Paul asked me to marry him! THIRTY YEARS! Wow!

Goat Cheese Bacon Crostini and Micro Greens

2 kinds of kissing for St. Patrick’s Day:

But there’s 2 specific kinds of kissing for St. Paddy’s Day …

  1. Keep it Simple Sister (KISS). If you’re planning a St. Patrick’s Day gathering, make sure and grab my fool proof St. Patrick’s Day Menu. Don’t overcommit yourself in the kitchen, so pick a dish or 2 to make, and have your friends or family bring the rest.
  2. (KISS) your guests for good luck. Since legend has it that kissing the actual blarney stone is supposed to give the kisser the gift of persuasiveness and eloquence, I guess a good kiss on the cheek, as guests come through the front door, is the right way to get the party started! [This was written before COVID, so maybe save this approach for a couple years down the road.]

Goat Cheese Bacon Crostini and Micro Greens ingredients

What’s a blarney stone?

According to legend, kissing the stone endows the kisser with the gift of the gab (great eloquence or skill at flattery). The stone was set into a tower of the castle in 1446. The castle is a popular tourist site in Ireland, attracting visitors from all over the world to kiss the stone and tour the castle and its gardens.

The word blarney has come to mean “clever, flattering, or coaxing talk”. John O’Connor Power’s definition is succinct: Blarney is something more than mere flattery. It is flattery sweetened by humour and flavoured by wit. Those who mix with Irish folk have many examples of it in their everyday experience.

It’s what the Irish do!

In the past for St. Patrick’s Day dinner parties, we’d kiss our guests as they came through the door. It’s just what the “Irish” do.

Mwah! and Welcome!

(Remember this post is from 2014!) :)

ingredients for Goat Cheese Bacon Crostini

How to serve micro greens

Okay, let’s get serious. Putting the kissing aside, let’s talk appetizer. What’s the perfect little appetizer to serve for a St. Patrick’s Day party?

I’m in LOVE with micro greens. I buy them at Trader Joe’s, and to me they look like mini 4-leaf clovers. They’re delicious and I’ve used them on tacos, pizza, appetizers, sandwiches, in wraps … you name it, they’re on it.

spreading goat cheese on crostini with bacon

Today’s yummy appetizer is SO easy. Enjoy!

Other crostini posts:

Apple Blue Cheese Crostini Appetizer

Fig Grape Crostini Appetizer

Fig Bacon Honey Crostini {Just Putzing}

Roasted Brussles Sprouts Bacon Crostini {Kitchen Confidante}

Strawberry Brie Crostini Appetizer

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Goat Cheese Bacon Crostini with Micro Greens

A variation of a BLT crostini.

Ingredients

  • 1 loaf French baguette, cut into 1/4-inch slices
  • 1 garlic clove
  • 2 Tbsp olive oil
  • 4 ounces soft fresh goat cheese, room temperature
  • Kosher salt and fresh black pepper
  • 4 slices cooked bacon, crisp and crumbled
  • 1 Roma tomato, finely chopped
  • Fresh micro greens
  • Chives, finely chopped

Instructions

  • Preheat oven to 450 degrees.
  • Rub baguette slices with garlic clove. Drizzle with olive oil and bake until just crisp, but not starting to brown, flipping each piece over to the other side, about 6 minutes.
  • While warm, spread about a teaspoon of goat cheese on the toasted baguette slices; sprinkle with salt and pepper. Top with crumbled bacon, a few tomatoes pieces, micro greens and fresh chives.
  • Place crostini on platter and serve.

Notes

Reposted MAR 2014
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