The further we get into summer, the juicier and juicier the strawberries start to get. Only recently have I started to notice the strawberries actually having hints of flavor in them… a sign of some amazing produce in our near future.
Other things that are popping up in the garden right now that just happen to go great with strawberries; basil and mint! I think about those three ingredients and I see my future full of great salads, homemade lemonades, cocktails, desserts. I can also see myself making this again for a summer party or just for myself when I’m in need of a treat!
So same concept here as traditional bruschetta, but you use thick, juicy chopped strawberries and some mint instead of just tomatoes. WOW was it good. Oh yeah, you can spread a little herbed goat cheese over the crispy bread and you def won’t be mad about it. I’m surprised I had enough will power not to say screw the picture taking and just eat the whole mixture from the bowl with a spoon!
What will you need?
1 loaf of french bread, sliced diagonally into toasts
12 large strawberries, cut into large chunks
6 large basil leaves, minced
5 large mint leaves, minced
1/4 cup olive oil
1/4 cup balsamic vinegar
some spreadable, herbed goat cheese
ground black pepper
How do you make it?
Slice your bread diagonally, brush a little olive oil on top and toast in the oven for about 5 minutes until dry and crispy.
Add your diced strawberries, olive oil, balsamic vinegar and minced herbs into a bowl and mix well. Make sure to combine all of the ingredients well, so there is a taste of each one in every single bite!
Once your toasts are crispy, spread a thin layer of goat cheese over the top.
Add your strawberry mixture on top.
Plate that beauty and revel in the gorgeousness that you just created!