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strawberry and goat cheese crostini

29 Jul

We just dropped off our 12-year-old at YMCA camp for the week.  Now the house is very quiet.  Yes, I still have two children at home, but he is the one who is usually in the same room as me, curled up in the dog bed (orthopedic cushioning!),  reading a book and ready to talk with me or climb the counters to reach an unreachable.  It might be a long week.

I needed a few appetizers for parties this summer, and this has been my most recent go-to recipe.  I know it’s a little late in the season to be posting strawberry recipes, but as one of my party guest exclaimed “the colors are so beautiful, this would be perfect for Christmas!!”

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Strawberry Goat Cheese Crostini

  • 2 cups diced strawberries
  • 1 Tbsp. sugar
  • one sliced baguette
  • 4 oz. goat cheese
  • basil
  • freshly ground pepper
  • balsamic vinegar

Combine strawberries and sugar in a bowl and let sit for 30 minutes.

Heat oven to high broil.  Slice baguettes on the diagonal and broil each side until lightly brown.  Watch closely!!

Top each slice of baguette with a smear of goat cheese and a spoonful of strawberries.  Slice basil thinly (chiffonade) and sprinkle over crostini.  Finish with cracked black pepper and a light drizzle of balsamic vinegar.

Recipe slightly adapted from Annie’s Eats.

Using the Weight Watchers Recipe Builder, each crostini has 2 Points Plus (estimating 18 slices of bread from baguette).  You will probably have strawberries left over.

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2 responses to “strawberry and goat cheese crostini

  1. Grandfather Alan

    July 29, 2013 at 9:56 am

    Sounds good, I wonder if I can substitute home grown raspberries.

     
    • kelly@dailyhomemade

      July 29, 2013 at 10:32 am

      Raspberries would be great! You could either mix raspberries into the goat cheese, and then spread it on the baguette or just put a couple on top of the cheese. I would omit the macerating in sugar. I’ve also seen recipes for crostinis with goat cheese, a slice of pear, a few raspberries and a drizzle of honey.

       

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