Cheesy edamame crostini

A cheesy, lemony edamame crostini. Perfect as a party appetizer.
Edamame crostini with cheese and lemon

This is kind of a weird post. I’m not sure whether to say SURPRISE!, Megan it’s your virtual bridal shower or just go on as I normally would about the crostini above and some bizarre life experience that may or may not relate. The first option seems slightly weird because there’s no actual bride on display forced to open present after present in front of everyone for hours on end and really, I ate these delicious appetizers myself instead of sharing them at an actual shower, but the second option seems too commonplace for the event. So instead, let’s go with congratulations, Megan! What’s the countdown at now? 18 days?

Cheesy edamame crostini

I actually think bridal showers are fun. Baby showers? Not so much. But weddings are fun so how can bridal showers not be? There’s always some embarrassing underwear unwrapping event, an equally embarrassing “how well do you know your significant other” kind of quiz and fun food. What’s not to like about that?

My favorite showers have been the ones in someone’s house. The small, intimate feel with food made my family members and recipes handed down from generation to generation. We’re not family and this may be a “virtual” wedding shower but damn, this is some good food lined up.

Easy edamame crostini

My contribution to the appetizer table are these crostini. A happenstance of ingredients that evolved from a simple idea of edamame + crostini to this. I was going to use ricotta, but then forgot to buy it. I bought prosciutto with the intention of topping this with crispy little pieces, but then forgot to use it. I never in my life buy farmers cheese, but then my mother in law was visiting from Florida and Ulysses made Greek tiropita and we had extra. Lemon never even crossed my mind when thinking this one up, but somehow it plays a prominent roll in the flavor of these.

I kind of love it when that happens. I love it even more when it tastes great. These do.

Edamame crostini with farmers cheese and lemon

Happy shower, Megan! I ate a few for you.

Check out all the other delicious shower contributions below! (Crostini recipe at the bottom)


Heather- Farmgirl Gourmet: Deviled eggs 3 ways

Kirsten- Comfortably Domestic: Caramelized onion & goat cheese puffs

Tina- My Life as a Mrs.: Easy bacon cream cheese rollups

Rachel- Baked by Rachel: Sausage & red pepper stuffed mushrooms

Allison- Decadent Phillistines Save the World: Retro Cheese Cookies


Laurie- Simply Scratch: Blueberry lemonade spritzers

Cassie- Bake Your Day: Lemonberry granita with balsamic & basil


Michelle- A Recipe Junkie: Fresh melon & crispy prosciutto salad

Jeanne- Inside NanaBread’s Head: Greek salmon wraps


Kathryn- London Bakes: Eton mess shooters

Julie- Table for Two: Mini cherry pies

Lauren- Lauren’s Latest: Summer strawberry jello pie

KimBee- Cravings of a Lunatic: Red velvet ice cream cupcakes

Kat- Tenaciously Yours: Good for you bars

Mads- La Petite Pancake: Cheesecake stuffed strawberries

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Cheesy Edamame Crostini
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Lemon studded cheesy crostini filled and topped with edamame. Perfect for parties!
Recipe type: appetizer
Serves: 12
  • 12 slices of a whole wheat baguette
  • ¾ cup cooked edamame beans
  • 1 7.5 oz. package farmers cheese
  • ¼ cup grated parmesan cheese
  • zest of ½ lemon
  • 1 tablespoon lemon juice
  • 1 tablespoon basil, chopped
  • 1 tablespoon extra virgin olive oil, plus more for drizzling on bread
  • salt & pepper
  1. Preheat oven to 425 degrees.
  2. Lay bread slices on baking sheet and drizzle with olive oil.
  3. Toast bread for about 5-7 minutes. Remove from oven set aside.
  4. In a large bowl, combine remaining ingredients and lightly mash together with a fork or potato masher. You want some of the edamame to be smashed and some to still be intact.
  5. Top toasted bread with cheese/edamame mixture.
  6. Garnish with more lemon zest, parmesan cheese and basil.


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  1. 1

    I can just imagine daintily eating one of these with a glass of champagne in my other hand. This party is fun!!

  2. 2

    Yummy!! I’m with you: showers at someone’s house is the way to go when possible. When I organized my sisters it was at my parents with a wine tasting theme and homemade ears. Same with me! Small, initiate and mad hatter tea party. It was perfect! :)

  3. 5

    The crostini’s look delicious! What a fun idea a virtual wedding shower! I love that idea! SO you can make your appetizers and eat them all yourself! ;)

    Silly question, but what is Farmer’s Cheese? I never heard of it.

    • 6
      Running to the Kitchen says:

      It’s a very plain, cream cheese like texture cheese. I have no idea how else to describe it. It’s in the section by the cream cheese/ricotta and stuff in a grocery store. Honestly, I would’ve never heard of it either if it wasn’t for Greek “pita” dishes my mother in law makes!

  4. 7

    These crostini look fabulous! Your friend is very lucky to have all of you :)

  5. 8

    These look so awesome! What a delicious shower you all threw!

  6. 9

    Two great ideas – the virtual shower and this amazing recipe!

  7. 10

    these look delicious!

  8. 11

    I love edamame; they’re such a fantastic snack. I’ve never had them this way, so I can’t wait to try these. I can’t help but think while browsing through all the shower recipes how much fun we would have had if we could have all been in one room to do this. It would have been a great luncheon, I’m sure. Cheers to Megan & Ben! {I’m virtual toasting with a crostini.}

  9. 12

    Online baby showers are so fun!!!! What an awesome line-up…just wish everyone could be together to eat it all :)

  10. 15

    What a pretty appetizer – perfect for a shower!

  11. 16

    What a cute idea! So fun.

    I’m on an edamame kick so these look fantastic!

  12. 17

    Aw that’s such a cute idea :) Congrats Megan!

  13. 18

    Awww, cute idea to have a virtual shower! And these look delicious, obviously.

  14. 19

    If I were there with you I would be fighting you for the last of these. – Holy goodness woman you slay me! Gina, you girls all went above and beyond. Thank you so much, really really.

    I love you all. And now…I’m really hungry.

  15. 21

    These look fantastic. I’m not sure how you can say baby showers are boring though :p Okay… maybe a little. I think it’s boring for almost anyone that isn’t actively opening presents or playing a fun game (which truthfully is extremely rare – right?) :) drinks for all!

  16. 22

    Okay these are so amazing. I just love your photos. I love your description of these. They would be perfect for any shower or party. And I just love pretty food. Wish we could have thrown this in person. Would have been a ton of fun to all hang out and see Megan’s face when we surprised her.

  17. 23

    Who’d of thought to put edamame on a crostini? You did, Gina, and for that I am glad. I love to snack on edamame, but I *know* I’d love these crostini. Yum!

  18. 24

    This looks like a fun shower! What a great spread. The crostini look delish. I really like lemon with ricotta, so why not with farmers cheese?

  19. 25

    Mmmm edamame. I love bridal showers, but I do love baby showers too. I think I get a little too excited to see teeny tiny shoes with monkeys or teddy bears on them. haha
    Great appetizer!

  20. 26

    I love the idea of a virtual shower, but wish there was a way to sample all the food! That is one amazing line up!

  21. 27

    Aww, how sweet! I love this party idea! Congratulations Megan! All the food looks sooooo good!

  22. 28

    Absolutely love farmers cheese, used to eat it frequently but now that I live alone (w/ roommates) I don’t, not sure why. I think it’s about time it makes a comeback, this sounds delicious!

  23. 29

    Two of my favorite things – edamame and crusty bread! What a cute shower idea :)

  24. 30

    yummy! I love crostinis as appetizers and I love that you made it different instead of the regular crostini you see at the appetizer table! Thanks for participating, hope you had a blast! :)

  25. 31

    This looks incredible!! I have a major soft spot in my heart for Farmers Cheese. It’s just perfect in every way and mixed with edamame..this is definitely going to be made in my kitchen very soon!!


  26. 32

    I’m so happy she was surprised! These are so perfect for a shower, too. I love edamame!

  27. 33

    HOLY CRAP Gina. I need to eat this immediately. Cheesy?? Edamame? Can I just come over? And eat this?

  28. 34

    Fact: Anything with parmesan is immediately filed away. And The Husband loves edamame. Clearly this is A Sign. Love them!

  29. 35

    OMG! I could eat the entire tray! I love edamame, I seriously have to count how many I’ve had when having them at our local sushi restaurant. I try not to shove them all in my mouth and not leave any for Alex.

  30. 36

    I feel like its been years since I’ve gotten down on some edamame! I lived on bags of it (from T Joe’s, of course) when I first moved to NYC, and sickened myself of it. But I think I’ll be swiping a bag on my next shopping trip and giving this a try!

  31. 37

    Let’s be serious. Showers are 90% for the food and 10% for the present face. I actually get kind of creeped when people host showers at restaurants, etc. because I feel like the food offering is what really makes the show.

    Reality: I wouldn’t have thought to combine cheese and edamame like this but it looks simply wonderful! GREAT job lady!

  32. 38

    These look fantastic, and I love the flavors!!!


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