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Roasted Balsamic Strawberry and Goat Cheese Crostini

Roasted Balsamic Strawberry and Goat Cheese Crostini

It rained yesterday. It was a miracle. It got all dark and there was thunder. I was all set on the couch with a blanket and the TV. And then it only lasted for about 10 minutes. Major sad face. Is it so much to ask for one afternoon of rain, Phoenix? Apparently it is. It is apparently monsoon season, but I’m not really seeing any monsoons, just some disgusting dust storms. Wahhhhh! I know, I have such problems in life.

Oh, We will be heading to Santa Fe this week for a work conference. I’ve never been so if any of you have any good restaurant recommendations, lemme hear them!

Roasted Balsamic Strawberry and Goat Cheese Crostini

I want to warn you guys that I have a ton of fruit recipes coming up. Part of it is because it’s really one of the only pregnancy cravings I am having. And then also, it’s summer and well, let’s fruit it up!

I have a crazy obsession with crostini of any and all kinds. I mean, first you start of with delicious and wonderful bread. Bread makes everything in this world okay. And then you have pretty much an infinite amount of topping possibilities! These roasted balsamic strawberries are the perfect topping with just the right amount of sweetness and combined with a big smear of goat cheese and you get some nice tang (also from the balsamic vinegar) and it’s all so good with warm and toasty bread!

Roasted Balsamic Strawberry and Goat Cheese Crostini

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Roasted Balsamic Strawberry and Goat Cheese Crostini

Yield: About 20-25 slices

Prep Time: 20 minutes

Cook Time: 20 minutes

Total Time: 40 minutes

Ingredients:

  • 3 cups sliced strawberries
  • 2 tablespoons balsamic vinegar
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil (plus more for brushing on the bread)
  • goat cheese (about 6 ounces)
  • 1 baguette, sliced into 1/2-inch slices
  • basil (for garnish)

 

Directions:

  1. Preheat oven to 400 degrees. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper. In a bowl, stir together the sliced strawberries and olive oil. Layer the strawberries in an even layer on the pan and roast in the oven for about 20 minutes or until the strawberries are soft. Remove the strawberries from the oven.
  2. Brush some olive oil on top of each slice of bread. Place the slices onto the baking sheet (you may need to replace the parchment paper). Toast in the oven for 5-7 minutes or until lightly golden. Remove from the oven and let cook for 5 minutes. Spread some goat cheese on top of each slice. Then spoon some of the strawberry mixture on top of each slice. Top with fesh basil if desired.

Roasted Balsamic Strawberry and Goat Cheese Crostini

   

7 Responses to “Roasted Balsamic Strawberry and Goat Cheese Crostini”

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    Meagan @ A Zesty Bite — July 14, 2014 at 10:52 am

    These crostini’s are awesome and perfect for that little baby inside.

    Santa Fe food recommendations:
    La Fawnda – rooftop bar for a (non-alcoholic drink) sunset view is amazing
    Terra – Expensive but is at Four Seasons (best food ever)
    Cafe Pachal – didn’t eat here but everyone recommends it for breakfast
    The Shed – awesome food and atmosphere
    Upper Crust – pizza

    Farmer’s market on Saturdays are awesome and the opera is a must go to as well

    • Stephanie replied: — July 16th, 2014 @ 12:18 am

      Thanks for the suggestions, Meagan! I meant to ask you on FB and then forgot, LOL!

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    Ashley — July 14, 2014 at 11:58 am

    I am ready for all the fruit recipes! I can’t get enough right now so bring it on! And these crostini have pretty much all of my favorite things – roasted strawberries, goat cheese and fresh basil? Awesome!

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    Nicole ~ Cooking for Keeps — July 15, 2014 at 12:51 am

    Bring on the fruit! Love these!

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    Choc Chip Uru — July 15, 2014 at 7:50 am

    This crostini looks utterly wonderful, goats cheese is made to be with strawberries :D

    Cheers
    Choc Chip Uru

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    Gourmet Getaways — July 15, 2014 at 9:40 am

    Strawberry and cheese work well together. And on a crostini! Juicylicious!

    Julie
    Gourmet Getaways

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    Jennie @themessybakerblog — July 18, 2014 at 9:46 am

    I’m ready to fruit it up! This wee appetizer looks amazing. I’ll take a plateful.

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