Vegan Wild Blueberry Cashew Spread on Crostini with Fresh Basil
The holidays are just around the corner and this vegan Wild Blueberry appetizer is the perfect party snack to serve your guests. Not only is each pretty blue crostini super flavorful, but you also get incredible Wild Blueberry antioxidants in each bite!
I have to say Wild Blueberries add a bit of luxury to my holiday party spread. Paired with Prosecco, a fine wine or sparkling mineral water with lemon and these Wild Bites have been a big hit at my holiday parties. This appetizer has savory-sweet flavors featuring cashew cheese spread, frozen Wild Blueberries, fresh basil, extra virgin olive oil and a hint of fleur de sel all on a crispy toasted crostini slice.
For the garnish, I used fresh basil, fleur de sel and a drizzle of buttery extra virgin olive oil. But you could also play around with:
* fresh mint
* orange or lemon zest
* aged balsamic vinegar
* pepper or chili flakes
* chopped chives, rosemary or parsley
While they bite into this appetizer, I love telling my guests that Wild Blueberries are two times more antioxidant dense than cultivated blueberries and that they are completely native to the land they grow on and have been around for 10,000 years!
People get really excited when they learn that these indigenous berries are derived from the thin glacial soils and harsh northern climate of Maine, Eastern Canada and Quebec. After tasting this appetizer and hearing this story, I definitely feel like my guests know exactly how much I care about them because of the ingredients I use.
And, better yet this crostini appetizer can be enjoyed by everyone because it is vegan, soy-free, dairy-free and if you use a gluten-free bread, it is gluten-free as well. If you prefer to use crackers or veggie sticks to pair with the spread, you can do that too! This rich “cream cheese” spread is also dreamy on toasted bagels.