This title doesn’t leave much to the imagination. It’s exactly as it sounds. With the summer around the corner (well it’s May 1st and I think of May as the summer, so maybe you’ve turned the corner already…), this is the perfect appetizer to bring to a barbecue. Note to self: Go buy a grill! I love barbecues. Now I’m wishing I made grilled veggies. Hmpf. Next time! But these are great. A nice new take on bruschetta. Even though nothing is as good as a classic bruschetta. Gosh, I’m all over the place. Focus, Anne!! This crostini is guh-reat. Even guh-reater when strawberries are $1.99. Sure hope they aren’t poisonous because they are never that inexpensive……..
Balsamic Strawberry and Goat Cheese Crostini
Adapted from Cooking for Keeps
2 cups fresh strawberries, thinly sliced
1 Tbsp balsamic vinegar
1 tsp brown sugar
2 Tbsp fresh basil, chopped
Pinch of salt and pepper
1/2 baguette, cut into 1/2 inch slices
4 ounces goat cheese
Preheat oven to 375 degrees.
Combine strawberry slices, balsamic, 1 Tbsp fresh basil, salt, pepper, and brown sugar in a bowl. Let set for between 30-45 minutes.
Place slices of bread on a baking sheet and bake until crisp, roughly 8 minutes. Let cool.
Spread goat cheese over crostini. Top with balsamic strawberries mix. Garnish with other half of fresh basil.