Mushroom Crostini Garlic Basil Cheese Spread-2

Mushroom Crostini with Garlic Basil Vegan Ricotta “Cheese” Spread

This party favorite uses a delicious tofu-based basil vegan ricotta spread, and is topped with a rich  mixed mushroom mixture for the perfect bite-size appetizer!

Course Appetizers, Main Dish, Snack
Cuisine Gluten-Free, Italian, Vegan
Keyword mushroom crostini, quick appetizer recipe
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
Total Time 25 minutes
Servings 20 crostini
Calories 55 kcal


For the Mushroom Mixture:

  • 8 shiitake mushrooms , finely diced
  • 8 white button mushrooms , finely diced
  • 8 cremini mushrooms , finely diced
  • 8 cloves garlic , minced
  • 1 teasp olive oil
  • 1/2 tbsp white cooking wine
  • 1/2 tbsp fresh rosemary , finely chopped
  • 1/2 tbsp fresh parsley , finely chopped
  • 1 tbsp pine nuts
  • 1/2 teasp salt or more to taste
  • freshly ground black pepper


To Prepare the Mushroom Mixture:

  1. Heat a non-stick pan on medium heat. Add the olive oil.
  2. Add the minced garlic and fry for a few seconds until fragrant.
  3. Add all the finely diced mushrooms and saute on medium-high heat until all the water released from cooking the mushrooms burns off completely. Mix frequently.
  4. Add the salt, some freshly ground black pepper, and combine.
  5. Add the white cooking wine and mix to de-glaze the pan.
  6. Add the freshly chopped rosemary, parsley, and pine nuts. Combine and cook for an additional 1-2 minutes, mixing frequently.
  7. Season with additional salt and freshly ground black pepper to taste if needed.
  8. Turn off the heat and set the mushroom mixture aside.

To Prepare Crostini:

  1. When you are ready to assemble, preheat the oven to 350 degrees.
  2. Place the thinly sliced french bread in the oven and bake until slightly golden on both sides.
  3. Remove the slices from the oven and allow them to cool on a cooling rack .
  4. On each slice of toasted bread, spread a generous layer of the Garlic Basil Vegan Ricotta Cheese Spread , and top with the prepared Mushroom Mixture (both should be at room temperature). Enjoy!

Recipe Notes

Prep-Ahead Tip - You can prepare the mushroom mixture and the Garlic Basil Vegan Ricotta Cheese Spread ahead of time and store in the fridge until ready to serve.


Gluten-Free Option - Use your favorite gluten-free bread or serve it on small lettuce cups.

Nutrition Facts
Mushroom Crostini with Garlic Basil Vegan Ricotta “Cheese” Spread
Amount Per Serving
Calories 55 Calories from Fat 9
% Daily Value*
Fat 1g2%
Sodium 141mg6%
Potassium 127mg4%
Carbohydrates 8g3%
Protein 2g4%
Vitamin A 10IU0%
Vitamin C 0.7mg1%
Calcium 18mg2%
Iron 0.6mg3%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.