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Balsamic Strawberry, Basil, and Goat Cheese Bruschetta

If you've never had strawberries with balsamic vinegar before, it may sound a bit strange. But it really is a wonderful combination. The balsamic doesn't taste at all balsamic-y, but makes the strawberries taste sweeter and more complex. Those smart Italians have been drizzling balsamic vinegar over strawberries and vanilla gelato for ages. Yum!
The ingredients are simple, but this is my new favorite Summer snack.  It's amazingly delicious.

If you make one thing this season, make this. It's that good. 

Balsamic Strawberry, Basil, and Goat Cheese Bruschetta 

1 baguette, sliced on the diagonal and toasted 
4 oz goat cheese at room temperature
1 pint/basket fresh strawberries, diced 
2 tablespoons good quality aged balsamic vinegar
1/4 cup fresh basil leaves, chopped

In a small bowl, stir strawberries with balsamic and basil. Spread goat cheese over bread slices and top with strawberry mixture.
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