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Balsamic Strawberries with Goat Cheese Crostini
A simple and delicious crostini recipe with goat cheese and balsamic strawberries. The perfect light meal or appetizer.
Fresh strawberries cleaned and dried
room temperature goat cheese
optional- for drizzling over top before serving
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Remove the goat cheese from the fridge and allow to come to room temperature.
Grab a medium bowl and set aside
Prepare your cleaned strawberries by cutting the tops off and cutting them into quarters
Add your quartered strawberries to your bowl
Now add your balsamic vinegar and sugar to the bowl
Gently mix your strawberries, balsamic and sugar together
Let the mixture sit for 15 minutes on the counter or up to 4 hours in the refrigerator.
Give it another good mix and serve on it's own or over your favorite dessert or drink.
Making the Crostini
Preheat your broiler.
Slice up your baguette at a slight angle making pieces of bread that are about 1 inch thick.
Place your bread on a large baking sheet and brush the tops of your bread with the olive oil (or drizzle the oil if you have a narrow spout on your olive oil)
Place under the broiler until it is nicely browned but not burned, about 1-2 minutes.
Take out of the broiler and carefully flip the bread over and place back under the broiler to brown the other side.
When done, remove from the oven and set aside for a few minutes to cool.
Take a spoonful of your room temperature goat cheese and spread over your crostini.
Add a spoonful of your strawberries over the goat cheese.
Drizzle a little of the balsamic glaze over the strawberries.
Add to a plate.
Drizzle with a little honey (optional)
Balsamic strawberries and ricotta crostini:
First make crostini. I use my
oregano crostini recipe
and just omit the oregano and salt.
Next I add a heaping dollop of fresh whole milk ricotta cheese on top of the crostini.
With a slotted spoon, scoop up some of your balsamic strawberries and place on top of the ricotta.
Drizzle with a little honey (optional but really good!)
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