Balsamic Strawberry and Goat Cheese Crostini


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.


With love, 


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2 thoughts on “Balsamic Strawberry and Goat Cheese Crostini

  1. Brian says:

    Totally making this for my Friday night treat! So easy and delicious! Thanks for the tip!

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