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Strawberry Goat Cheese Crostini

Looking for an easy appetizer recipe that is perfect for summer entertaining? This mouthwatering Strawberry Goat Cheese Crostini will delight your guests.

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Strawberry Goat Cheese Crostini drizzled with a balsamic reduction on a plate.

This simple sweet and savoury appetizer featuring fresh strawberries is just perfect for serving at summer gatherings. You'll find this recipe especially delicious when you can get your hands on fresh local ripe strawberries.

This colourful appetizer consists of thin slices of toasted baguette topped with creamy tangy goat cheese, sweet juicy strawberries, a drizzle of maple balsamic reduction and finally a sprinkle of finely chopped fresh mint or basil.

How to Make this Strawberry Appetizer

This strawberry crostini appetizer is a great example of how we can combine sweet and savoury ingredients to create amazing flavour combinations and tantalizing recipes.

What's great about this Strawberry Goat Cheese Crostini is how easily it comes together. To make this strawberry appetizer you'll need the following ingredients.

Ingredients Overview:

  • Baguette
  • Strawberries
  • Goat cheese (ricotta or mascarpone cheese are great substitutions)
  • Olive oil
  • Balsamic reduction (homemade or store-bought)
  • Sprigs of fresh mint or basil

Steps Overview:

For a homemade balsamic reduction, you'll need to simmer equal parts of maple syrup and balsamic vinegar to create a luscious glaze.

The crostini (toasted bread portion), can be made ahead of time and stored in an airtight container at room temperature for up to 3 days.

To assemble the appetizer, spread goat cheese over the crostini tops and add enough strawberry slices to cover the bread. Drizzle a touch of balsamic reduction on each crostini and sprinkle with a few shreds of fresh mint or basil.

Plan on serving the strawberry crostini immediately after having assembled them.

Strawberry Goat Cheese Crostini drizzled with a balsamic reduction.

This recipe is especially handy to have in your repertoire if you love to go strawberry picking and need a recipe for using up some fresh strawberries.

I hope you have a chance to serve a platter of this delicious appetizer at your next summer gathering.

Hungry for more than an appetizer? Check out this fabulous Strawberry Spinach Salad.

Enjoy!

More Mouthwatering Appetizers

Strawberry Goat Cheese Crostini drizzled with a balsamic reduction.

Strawberry Goat Cheese Crostini

This simple sweet and savoury summer appetizer is just perfect for summer parties. This Strawberry Goat Cheese Crostini consists of thin slices of toasted baguette topped with creamy tangy goat cheese, sweet juicy strawberries, a drizzle of maple balsamic reduction and finally a sprinkle of finely chopped fresh mint or basil.
4.86 from 7 votes
Prep Time 10 mins
Cook Time 5 mins
5 mins
Total Time 15 mins
Course Appetizer
Cuisine Italian
Servings 4 people
Calories 302 kcal

Ingredients
  

Strawberry Goat Cheese Crostini

  • ½ baguette thinly sliced crosswise into 1/2 inch slices
  • 2 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil more if needed
  • 4 ounces goat cheese approx. 1/2 cup
  • 1 cup strawberries fresh, stems removed and sliced
  • 2 sprigs fresh mint or basil thinly sliced

Maple Balsamic Reduction

  • ¼ cup pure maple syrup
  • ¼ cup Balsamic vinegar good quality

Instructions
 

Maple Balsamic Reduction

  • Add equal parts maple syrup and balsamic vinegar to a small pot set over medium heat. Reduce the heat to medium-low once the mixture begins to simmer. Let the mixture simmer until it is reduced by about half, approximately 6-8 minutes. Remove from heat and set aside to cool before drizzling onto the crostini.

Strawberry Goat Cheese Crostini

  • Place an oven rack to the highest position and preheat the broiler. Arrange the baguette slices on the baking tray and brush one side with olive oil.  Toast until lightly golden, about 3 minutes. Turn the slices over, brush with oil and toast under the broiler for approx. 3 minutes more. Let the crostini cool to room temperature.
  • Once at room temperature spread goat cheese over crostini and top with sliced strawberries. Drizzle balsamic reduction on crostini and sprinkle with sliced mint or basil.
  • Serve immediately.

Notes

  1. A good quality storebought balsamic glaze can be used instead of a homemade reduction.
  2. If you prefer a less sweet glaze, you can use a 2 to 1 ratio for the balsamic vinegar and maple syrup.
  3. Baguette slices can be made ahead and stored in an airtight container at room temperature for up to one day.

Nutrition

Calories: 302kcalCarbohydrates: 35gProtein: 8gFat: 14gSaturated Fat: 5gCholesterol: 13mgSodium: 302mgPotassium: 153mgFiber: 2gSugar: 17gVitamin A: 314IUVitamin C: 21mgCalcium: 96mgIron: 2mg
Keyword Strawberry Bruschetta, Strawberry Goat Cheese Crostini
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Louise Crosby

Friday 29th of June 2018

These look delicious, Fida. Bright and fresh and healthy, perfect for a hot summer day.

Sweet and Savoury Pursuits

Sunday 1st of July 2018

Thanks so much Louise! Yes they’re especially good in this hot weather and with all the delicious sweet local strawberries they’re perfect right now!

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