Tuesday, June 26, 2012

Goat Cheese Crostini with Strawberry Bruschetta

Strawberries are still around here on the East Coast.  Before they' re gone, I wanted to share our favorite strawberry dish recipe from this year with you.  It's a great little seasonal appetizer if you're having company or even just for the heck of it.  I made it for us the other night just because.  The strawberry, balsamic and basil all balance well, and their taste is emphasized when combined with a slightly tangy goat cheese.  The key to this app is good bread and balsamic.


Goat Cheese Crostini with Strawberry Bruschetta 

Ingredients  (Yields 6 crostini)
6 large, fresh strawberries (or 10 smaller ones), diced
1 tablespoon balsamic vinegar
1/4 teaspoon white sugar
8-10 large, fresh basil leaves, finely chopped
6 slices of a baguette, 1/4 inch thick, lightly toasted
4 ounces goat cheese (the spreadable kind, not the crumbles)

1.   Prepare the bruschetta:  Combine the strawberries, balsamic, sugar and basil in a small bowl.  Let sit while preparing the crostini.
2.  To prepare the crostini:  Lightly toast each piece of bread. Spread each toasted piece with a thin layer of goat cheese.
3.  Top each crostini with approximately one tablespoon of the bruschetta mixture.
4.  Enjoy!


  1. Hmmm...I love the firm taste and a bit tangy flavor of goat cheese. I am thinking of using a pizza dough for this, hoping it'd be okay ;)

  2. I made this exact thing. Your photos are much better though. :)

  3. A fruity twist on something that was served at your rehearsal dinner! Looks delicious!!

  4. Hi Anne, I'm so glad I popped over, I have yet to try making crostini with strawberries and goat cheese. It will be a perfect h'orderves. Have a great weekend ahead. Cheers, Jo


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