Matcha-Cucumber Crostini


Grassy matcha and lemon zest add freshness to the tangy goat cheese spread on top of these crostini. Perfect for tea time or an afternoon treat.

Matcha-Cucumber Crostini
Photo: Carson Downing
Total Time:
20 mins
20 crostini


  • 1 8-oz. baguette

  • Olive oil

  • 8 ounce goat cheese, at room temperature

  • 4 ounce cream cheese, at room temperature

  • 1 tablespoon olive oil

  • 1 tablespoon matcha powder

  • 2 teaspoon honey

  • 1 teaspoon lemon zest

  • 1 small cucumber, very thinly sliced

  • Flaky salt and ground black pepper

  • Edible flowers (optional)


  1. Preheat oven to 400°F. Cut baguette into 1/2-inch-thick slices. Brush both sides with olive oil. Bake 8 to 10 minutes or until lightly toasted, turning halfway through.

  2. Meanwhile, in a food processor combine goat cheese, cream cheese, matcha powder, honey, lemon zest, 1 Tbsp. olive oil, and a pinch of salt. Cover; pulse until mixture is smooth.

  3. Spread toasted bread slices with cheese mixture. Top with cucumber. Sprinkle with salt and pepper. If you like, add edible flowers. Makes 20.


Look for culinary-grade matcha for cooking. It is cheaper than ceremonial matcha and has a stronger flavor.If desired, swap 1 5.3-ounce package cracked black pepper gournay cheese for the cream cheese.

Make-Ahead Tip

Cheese spread can be refrigerated up to 3 days. Toast baguette slices and assemble crostini up to 1 hour before serving.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

164 Calories
11g Fat
12g Carbs
4g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 20
Calories 164
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 11g 14%
Saturated Fat 4g 20%
Cholesterol 15mg 5%
Sodium 243mg 11%
Total Carbohydrate 12g 4%
Total Sugars 1g
Protein 4g
Vitamin C 0.4mg 2%
Calcium 40mg 3%
Iron 0.2mg 1%
Potassium 30mg 1%
Folate, total 1mcg

*The % Daily Value (DV) tells you how much a nutrient in a food serving contributes to a daily diet. 2,000 calories a day is used for general nutrition advice.

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