We recently discovered the joys of toasted naan bread and I thought it would be great as a replacement for crackers. And as it turned out, I was right and the outcome of this experiment was absolutely delicious.
We bought some Antico Artichoke and Asiago Tapenade at Costco recently and I was eager to try it. When we got to our friend's house for a get together, I took the naan bread and cut it up with kitchen shears. Using the kitchen shears works very well and it makes quick and easy work of the project. Then my lovely wife toasted the bread in the oven and it was ready to go.
This was a major success and it disappeared like magic. I have the jar of the tapenade open by me right and I was so overwhelmed by the smell of the cheese, herbs and garlic that I had to run into the kitchen and grab a spoon and have a taste of it!
Artichokes and asiago by themselves are delicious but they have the right mix of herbs and garlic to really put this over the top. And the naan bread as a base to serve it on made it elegant and added a toasted flavor and some crunchy texture.
I highly recommend this combination. I am also sure toasted naan bread would be a great base for a wide variety of spreads. And I am positive this tapenade is very worthy of spreading on crackers and other breads. My wife also suggested putting in on a pizza or using it as a pasta sauce and I am sure we will try at least one of those ideas.