I’m celebrating by pairing these Greek Shrimp Crostini, topped with seafood, tomatoes and feta, with a crisp glass of  chilled Pinot Grigio for an outstanding starter for any meal.

Greek Shrimp Crostini on a square white appetizer plate

Greek Shrimp Crostini

We had company for dinner the weekend before Memorial Day. Company calls for appetizers and, of course, a lovely wine. It was a gorgeous evening and I decided to top garlic rubbed toasts with a shrimp and feta concoction. Oh, my. I could have eating all the topping with a spoon! So glorious and refreshing, I knew they’d be perfect with a crisp glass of white wine, Pinot Grigio to be exact. It was a heavenly pairing!

Greek Shrimp Crostini lined up on a white ceramic platter next to a bottle of white wine

National Pinot Grigio Day

Did you know Cavit, which hails from Trento in northern Italy, is credited with introducing Pinot Grigio to the states in 1977? I, for one, am very grateful. With citrus and green apple undertones, Pinot Grigio pairs perfectly with seafood, poultry, cheeses like feta and chevre, as well as citrus sauces and desserts.

Pinot Grigio is ideal for sipping during the warm summer months. Though I started the party early,  I hope you’ll join me in celebrating the first ever National Pinot Grigio Day on Friday, May 26th! From now on, the Friday before Memorial Day will forever be known as National Pinot Grigio Day. Thank you, Cavit, for bringing one of my favorite varietals to the states!

One Greek Shrimp Crostini next to two garlic toasts on a white plate

Greek Shrimp Crostini – Garlic toasts topped with shrimp, feta, tomatoes and more!

 
For another fabulous seafood appetizer, check out these Bacon Wrapped Maple Scallops! Totally irresistible! Or check out ALL my Appetizer Recipes.
 

Greek Shrimp Crostini

Greek Shrimp Crostini

Prep Time 20 minutes
Cook Time 6 minutes
Total Time 26 minutes
Yield 12 appetizers

A Greek inspired shrimp topping over crisp, garlic rubbed crostini pairs perfectly with a crisp glass of Pinot Grigio

Ingredients

  • 1 tablespoons olive oil, divided, plus more for making crostini
  • 6 ounces small fresh shrimp, cleaned and peeled
  • 1/4 teaspoon kosher salt
  • 1 teaspoon minced garlic, plus a clove to rub over crostini
  • 1/4 cup grape tomatoes, cut into eighths or smaller
  • 1 tablespoon thinly sliced green onion
  • 1/4 cup crumbled feta
  • Diced red bell pepper and cucumber, optional (about 2 tablespoons each, diced
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons lemon juice
  • 1/2 teaspoon fresh thyme, minced
  • 1/2 baguette, cut into 12 slices on the diagonal (about 1/4-inch thick)

Instructions

  1. Heat ½ tablespoon of olive oil in a skillet over medium heat. Add the shrimp, lightly sprinkle with salt, and saute about 3 minutes, just until they are no longer translucent. Chill.
  2. To make topping, combine tomato, green onion, feta, bell pepper and cucumber if using, lemon juice, thyme and a ½ tablespoon of olive oil. Stir in cooled shrimp.
  3. Make crostini by brushing baguette slices with olive oil. Place in oven at 375 degrees and bake until toasted. Flip and repeat on other side. Remove from oven and rub with the garlic clove on one side.
  4. Place crostini on a serving plate. Divide topping over toasts. Garnish with more fresh thyme if desired.

Nutrition Information:

Yield:

6

Serving Size:

2 crostini

Amount Per Serving: Calories: 164Total Fat: 5gSaturated Fat: 2gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 3gCholesterol: 59mgSodium: 355mgCarbohydrates: 18gFiber: 1gSugar: 3gProtein: 11g

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