Dinner taking longer than usual? Need to whip up a quick snack to bring to a potluck? This crostini recipe is the perfect thing to keep on hand. The tahini garlic sauce and the caramelized pine nuts come together in a cinch, the mushrooms just need a quick sautéeing, and then you pile it all onto a crunchy piece of bread. Easy and delicious!

Roasted Garlic Tahini Crostini [Vegan]



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For the Crostini:

  • 8 ounces mushrooms, sliced
  • Salt and pepper
  • Your favorite bread

For the Roasted Garlic Tahini Sauce:

  • 3 tablespoons tahini
  • 1 tablespoon lemon juice
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 1 tablespoon apple cider vinegar
  • 3 garlic cloves
  • Salt and pepper, to taste

For the Caramelized Pine Nuts:

  • 1/4 cup pine nuts
  • 2 teaspoons maple syrup


To Make the Roasted Garlic Tahini Sauce:

  1. Peel the garlic and carefully roast in a small saucepan. You can use a drop or two of olive oil.
  2. Combine all other ingredients in a small bowl and mix well. Smash the garlic cloves and add to the sauce.

To Make the Crostini:

  1. Wash and slice the mushrooms. Heat a large skillet with a bit of olive oil, briefly sauté the sliced mushrooms. For the extra topping, combine pine nuts and maple syrup in a small bowl and transfer to a baking sheet prepared with parchment paper. Bake for 5 minutes at 390°F.
  2. Spread a good amount of the tahini sauce over the bread, add a spoonful of sautéed mushrooms, and top with pine nuts. Serve.