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Pomegranate Basil Vegan Crostini

This Pomegranate Basil Vegan Crostini with cream cheese is simple to make for the perfect Christmas party appetizer to impress all your friends.

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Prep Time:
10 mins
Cook Time:
20 mins
Total Time:
30 mins
Course: Appetizer
Cuisine: Italian
Keyword: Vegan Crostini
Servings: 12 people
Calories: 157 kcal
Author: Sarah McMinn
Pomegranate Bruschetta
  • 1 large french baguette, cut into 1"" slices
  • 8 ounces vegan cream cheese
  • 1 cup pomegranate arils
  • 1/4 cup fresh basil, minced
  • juice and zest from 1 orange
  • balsamic reduction, recipe below
Balsamic Reduction
  1. Preheat oven to 450 degrees F. Slice the baguette into 1"" slices and lay flat on a baking sheet. Bake for about 10 minutes until crispy and slightly brown around the edges. Remove from oven and let cool.
  2. Stir together balsamic vinegar and agave nectar in a sauce pot over medium-high heat. Bring to a boil and boil for about 10 minutes, stirring occasionally, until balsamic has reduced to about 1/3 cup. Remove from heat and let cool while assembling the bruschetta.
  3. In a small bowl combine pomegranate arils, basil, and orange zest and juice.
  4. Spread a layer of vegan cream cheese on toasted baguette, drizzle with balsamic reduction, and top with pomegranate/basil mixture.
  5. Serve immediately.
Nutrition Facts
Calories Per Serving: 157
% Daily Value
Carbohydrates 22g 7%
Protein 3g 6%
Fat 6g 9%
Saturated Fat 2g 13%
Sodium 206mg 9%
Potassium 78mg 2%
Fiber 2g 8%
Sugar 9g 10%
Vitamin A 25IU 1%
Vitamin C 1.5mg 2%
Calcium 36mg 4%
Iron 1mg 6%