Strawberry BBQ salsa crostini with smoked cream cheese

Strawberry BBQ Crostini

Went strawberry picking and now don't know what to do with all of those delicious berries? Wow your friends with this super simple appetizer that you can make ahead of time, and throw together in minutes! Our Strawberry BBQ crostini is a creative but simple app guaranteed to keep people coming back to the table at your next summertime cookout!


Crostini Fixings

  • French baguette
  • Your favorite BBQ rub
  • neutral oil

Cream Cheese

  • One brick cream cheese
  • Your favorite BBQ rub

Strawberry BBQ Salsa

  • 3C Strawberries
  • 1/4C red onion
  • 1/4-1/2C Off Kilter BBQ Strawberry Rhubarb Sauce
  • Honey to taste
  • Pickled Jalapenos
  • Chives
  • Salt and pepper to taste


  1. Fine dice strawberries, red onion & chives.
  2. Mix strawberries, red onion, honey & Off Kilter BBQ Strawberry Rhubarb sauce and set aside. Use less strawberry sauce if your fresh berries are extra juicy. 
  3. Dust cream cheese with your favorite bbq rub and smoke until it's delicious and irresistible. We suggest throwing it into the smoker at 225 degrees for about an hour to 1.5hrs.
  4. Slice baguette into 1/2 in pieces and toast until lightly browned. Avocado oil and bbq rub is our favorite flavor combo.
  5. Assemble crostini however it makes your heart happy. Our go-to is: crostini - cream cheese - strawberry salsa - garnished with chives and pickled jalapenos.
  6. Enjoy with friends (or eat the whole plate yourself - we won’t judge!)
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