Mushroom Cheese Crostini with Watercress

Mushroom Cheese Crostini with Watercress

4 servings
Preparation 15 min
Cooking 5 min

450 calories per serving 


1 tbsp olive oil   15 mL
16 button (white) mushrooms, thinly sliced   220 g
2 shallots, finely chopped   80 g
4 tbsp butter, unsalted, softened   55 g
1 tsp curry powder   3 g
8 slices country bread, lightly toasted   360 g
1 bunch watercress   120 g
8 slices cheese, low-fat   170 g


  1. Prepare the vegetables: Thinly slice the mushrooms and finely chop the shallots.
  2. Heat half of the oil in a skillet over medium heat. Add the mushrooms and sauté, with stirring, until the mushrooms are browned and any liquid they give off has evaporated, about 3 min. Lower the heat, then add the remaining oil and the shallots. Sauté about 2 min, then season with salt and pepper to taste. Set aside.
  3. Preheat the top broiler. Arrange the bread slices on a baking sheet then grill for a couple minutes until lightly browned.
  4. In a small bowl, mix the butter with the curry, then spread this mixture on the toasted bread slices. Put one half of a cheese slice on each bread slice, then add the mushrooms and top with the watercress. Cover with the remaining half-slices, taking care to cover the watercress leaves so that they will not burn.
  5. Put in the oven at a distance of about 10 cm below the heating element and grill until the cheese melts and the crostini tops are nicely coloured, 2-3 min. Serve.

Nutrition Facts Table

Nutrition Facts

per 1 serving (230g)


% DV*

* DV = Daily Value




20 g

31 %

Saturated 10 g
+ Trans 0.5 g

53 %


40 mg


750 mg

31 %


49 g

16 %


5 g

19 %


6 g


21 g

Vitamin A

40 %

Vitamin C

20 %


30 %


25 %

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Servings of Canada's Food Guide

1 serving of this recipe is equivalent to:

Vegetables and Fruit: serving
Grain Products: servings
Milk and Alternatives: ½ serving
Meat and Alternatives: 0 serving

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Free :
Added Sugar
Source of :
Vitamin B12, Vitamin B6, Vitamin C, Vitamin E
Good source of :
Copper, Fibre, Pantothenic Acid, Potassium
Excellent source of :
Calcium, Folacin, Iron, Magnesium, Manganese, Niacin, Phosphorus, Selenium, Vitamin A, Vitamin B1, Vitamin B2, Vitamin K, Zinc

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This recipe is in the following categories: Cheese | Sandwiches | Halal | High Calcium | High Fibre | High Iron | Kosher | Vegetarian

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