Balsamic Strawberry + Basil Bruschetta

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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!

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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!

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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.

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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!

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Once your toasts are crispy, spread a thin layer of goat cheese over the top.

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Add your strawberry mixture on top.

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Plate that beauty and revel in the gorgeousness that you just created!

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Comments

  1. Yum Yum Yum!! This just screams summer with those bright strawberries!!

  2. Yum! This recipe is the definition of summer. I’ve been hooked on strawberries lately and you’re right, the flavor is just amazing. Can’t wait to try this recipe.

  3. This looks fantastic. Perfect as a nibble for a party or a starter for a summer meal. Thanks for sharing!

  4. Oh my goodness, what a perfect summer combination!! :)

  5. Love this! Could also make with gorgonzola!

  6. Allie!!!!!!! I made this tonight and it was AMAZING!!!! I love it!!! I made sure I mixed it up really well like it says, and yes – I could taste every ingredient in each bite! I want to eat this forever. Every single day. Is that weird?? Seriously, SO glad I made it – it was my dinner! – it is SO good!!

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