Recipes and Cooking Matcha-Cucumber Crostini 3.0 (1) 1 Review 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. By Lauren McAnelly Lauren McAnelly Website Lauren McAnelly is a food stylist and culinary expert with over 15 years of experience in cooking and baking. Her roles have included working in restaurants, bakeries, culinary schools, test kitchens, and photo studios, producing new and creative content for a multitude of platforms including print, video, and digital media. Lauren obtained her B.S. in communicative arts from Wisconsin Lutheran College. This degree blended science, marketing, communication, and arts classes. She then completed her Culinary Arts Degree in Savory, Pastry and Wine Education from Cook Street School of Culinary Arts. This program included intensive, hands-on instruction of traditional French and Italian cooking and baking. Learn about BHG's Editorial Process Updated on April 19, 2022 Print Rate It Share Share Tweet Pin Email Photo: Carson Downing Total Time: 20 mins Servings: 20 Yield: 20 crostini Jump to Nutrition Facts Ingredients 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) Directions 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. 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. Spread toasted bread slices with cheese mixture. Top with cucumber. Sprinkle with salt and pepper. If you like, add edible flowers. Makes 20. Tips 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. Rate it Print Nutrition Facts (per serving) 164 Calories 11g Fat 12g Carbs 4g Protein Show Full Nutrition Label Hide Full Nutrition Label 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.