If you are a fan of the Barefoot Contessa, you are probably already familiar with tartines. If not, a tartine is an open-faced French sandwich with an elegant topping. In this recipe's case, the topping is a slather of rich goat cheese and layer of smoked salmon. I love this appetizer because it's versatile and is great any time of day. Although the chive oil may seem like an unnecessary step, don't skip it. The subtle flavor of the chives takes these simple crostini to a whole new level. Use the extra oil on fish or in a vinaigrette. These bites are perfect for Mother's Day, so get the recipe now and read more.
From Bon Appétit Ingredients 1 cup 1-inch pieces fresh chives Directions Makes 20.
Chive Tartines With Smoked Salmon
3/4 cup extra-virgin olive oil
6 tablespoons crumbled soft fresh goat cheese
2 tablespoons minced shallot
20 3/4-inch-thick diagonal slices French-bread baguette
6 ounces thinly sliced smoked salmon
Additional chopped fresh chives
From Bon Appétit
1 cup 1-inch pieces fresh chives