It’s a no brainer why we all love end of summer so much – the days spent together adventuring outside in the fresh crisp air, the evenings of laughs and entertaining, and the easy on the go lifestyle – it all makes the end summer a season of memory making and endless fun!

And I think the quintessence of it all are easy and simple summer picnics! And by easy, I mean delicious no fuss bites that you can throw together in less than 10 minutes but that everyone will enjoy- including the kids!

So when we have meet my sister- in-law and her family on our annual family camping by the lake, it was the best end of summer picnic ever! Because if there’s one thing that says laidback days it’s camping by the lake! With kids playing and running around, gorgeous weather and all the catching up to be done. there’s no time for long and fussy food prep!

That’s when in hand comes Crostinis & Olives! I first discovered Crostinis on our honeymoon trip to Europe and I remember thinking how those mediterranean cultures know how to elevate a simple sandwich situation! And when you serve Olives From Spain on the side you have basically covered the healthy and yummy snacking in a breeze!

So here are my all time favourite summer Crostinis that you too can make in 10 minutes or less!

Ricotta, sundried tomatoes & Olives from Spain

  • Hojiblanca Olives From Spain
  • Fresh baguette 
  • Ricotta cheese 
  • Sun Dried tomatoes cut in stripes 

Simply spread the cheese on the baguette, top with sundried tomatoes and Olives From Spain and voila! 

Garlic crostini with fresh tomatoes, Olives from Spain & fig balsamic vinegar

  • Manzanilla Olives From Spain
  • Fresh baguette
  • Garlic olive oil
  • Heirloom tomatoes
  • Fig Balsamic Vinegar 

Top the baguette with a drop of garlic olive oil, add thick slices of heirloom tomatoes, and top with the Manzanilla Olives From Spain and a drop of the fig balsamic vinegar ! 

Goat cheese, pomegranate and Olives from Spain

  • Hojiblanca Olives From Spain
  • Fresh baguette
  • Goat cheese
  • Fresh pomegranate

Spread the goat cheese on the baguette, top with fresh pomegranate seeds and the Hojiblanca Olives from spain cut in rounds, and enjoy! 

And if you wonder why I add Olives from spain to my Crostinis recipes, it’s because they are delicious, healthy – full of minerals, amino-acids antioxidants and fiber – and they help to digest better and improve one’s cardiovascular system! Also, my kids are obsessed with olives – so I add them everywhere I can! 

I hope you’ll enjoy these Crostinis on your next picnic with family just as we did! And remember- family picnics don’t need to be complicated- they just need to be fun!

Disclosure- this post was brought to you by Olives from Spain, all opinions remain exclusively my own. 

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