Crostini With Herb Butter And Arugula


You guys, if Spring had a taste it would be this crostini recipe! Recently, I was experimenting with a few different crostini recipes and came up with my own combination.

And it came out far better than I even expected. I’m not a big cook but I do love appetizers and desserts.

For this crostini recipe, I picked up a small baguette from the supermarket. I just bought one that looked to be on the small to medium size.

which bread for crostini?

The herb butter is insanely delicious. I suggest making way more than the recipe calls for because you can use it on other things. It’s simple to make by combining butter with herbs, salt and pepper, and fresh lemon zest.


I very lightly toasted my bread in the oven. I didn’t want it too crunchy. Once it cooled off, I spread on a layer of the herb butter.

herb butter

Next, I topped it with fresh arugula and thin slices of radish.

crostini with spring vegetables

After I tasted it, I realized more arugula is better. It just balances everything out so I suggest piling that on.

easy crostini recipe

I also experimented with how to layer them to see which way looked more appealing. The radish over the arugula looked better to me.

making crostini

Finally, you can garnish it with the ingredients you used in the herb butter. I topped it with another pinch of salt and a sprinkling of chives.

What’s so great about this recipe is that it’s easy to customize to your liking. Swap out the herbs in the butter or top it with different vegetables. It’s an easy one to play around with!


As I said, I’m not a big cook so I don’t share many recipes here. Only the ones I really love or that my family really loves. This one definitely made the cut, it’s a new favorite!

We used the leftover herb butter over cooked green beans the next day and that was delicious as well. Definitely make extra of that!

Crostini With Herb Butter and arugula recipe

crostini with herb butter and arugula

Crostini With Herb Butter and Arugula

A delicious crostini appetizer that is perfect for Spring and easily customized to fit your family's tastes.
5 from 1 vote
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 8 minutes
Course Appetizer
Servings 8


  • 1 loaf small baguette
  • 5 radishes
  • 1 cup fresh arugula
  • sea salt to taste

Herb Butter

  • 1/2 stick unsalted butter room temperature
  • 1 tsp fresh parsley
  • 1 tsp chives
  • 1 tsp lemon zest
  • pinch sea salt
  • pinch black pepper


  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
    Make the herb butter by combining butter, parsley, chives, lemon zest, sea salt and black pepper. Mix well.
    Slice baguette into about 1" slices and place on a baking sheet. Bake for about 5-8 minutes to lighly toast.
    Cut the radishes into thin slices while the bread is baking.
    Remove bread from oven and allow to cool for a few minutes. Top with herb butter, arugula and sliced radishes.
    Optional: Add a pinch of salt, chives and parsley for garnish.


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  1. This looks delicious! I can see this on an Easter appetizer tray

  2. Sheila K. says:

    5 stars
    Oh MY, it looks great! Can’t wait to cook em this Sunday!

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