Fennel Crostini with Mint Chutney and Orange
Recipe Type: Appetizer, Antipasto, Primi
Cuisine: Italian Inspired
Serves: 8 crostinis
A simple snack with sharp cheddar and acidic oranges balanced by sweet fennel and combined with the herby flavor from the chutney for a party in your mouth.
  • 1 French Loaf cut into 1 inch slices
  • 4-5 tablespoons mint chutney (recipe below)
  • 100 grams (3.5 ounces) cheddar cheese, grated
  • 1 bulb shaved fennel
  • 1 orange, segmented
For the mint chutney:
  • 20 grams (0.7 ounces) mint leaves
  • 15 grams (0.5 ounces) coriander leaves
  • 1 green chilli
  • 2 cloves garlic
  • ½ tsp salt
  • 1-2 tbsp water
  1. To make the mint chutney, add all the ingredients enlisted under mint chutney section into a blender and blend until a smooth paste forms.
  2. Keep aside
  3. Toast the slices of the French Loaf.
  4. Using approximately 2 tsp mint chutney (more, if you like), spread it on the toasted slice.
  5. Add the cheddar cheese, about a handful or more as per taste.
  6. Use a kitchen blowtorch to melt the cheese; you can even pop it for 2 minutes in the grill.
  7. Top with shaved fennel and orange segments.
  8. Serve immediately.
Recipe by Honest Cooking by Mercato Fabbrica at https://honestcooking.com/fennel-crostini-mint-chutney-orange/