Sunday, June 12, 2011

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.

27 comments:

  1. Wow! What a fabulous combo!

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  2. this is right up my alley! I am a HUGE fan of balsamic, basil, and goat cheese! I'm sure the strawberries add a beautiful sweetness to it! I could eat a whole plate of these!

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  3. Absolutely gorgeous photos. The natural light in your home must be incredible!

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  4. Ohhh mu goodness WOW! Looks so goooood!!! Your pictures are SO SO good!!

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  5. On French bread, divine, is that ricotta cheese?

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  6. looks too good to eat! what could be better than strawberries and goat cheese, love it!

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  7. What gorgeous photos. Before I tried this combination I thought it was strange too, but I agree with you! It works SO well. Nothing quite like it!

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  8. I am bookmarking this...it looks delicious!

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  9. I've never even dreamed of a strawberry bruschetta! Wow! Your pictures are stunning!

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  10. That looks like something that would make a good summertime breakfast. You have the most fun recipes.

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  11. It's the best combination!

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  12. I also love strawberries & balsamic, beautiful recipe & photos!

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  13. OK, it's the second time this week that I stumble upon this exact same flavor combination... and that it inspires me big time. That's it, I am sold!! Now I have to try it! Lucky for me, strawberries are in season here in Quebec. I am sooooo making this one soon.

    Oh, and your photos are absolutely stunning, by the way!

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  14. What beautiful pictures. The recipe looks so delicious. Yum.

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  15. This looks so great. We always are thinking a like. I made a blackberry version this weekend. Strawberry Bruschetta is my favorite.

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  16. What beautiful photographs. Thank you for the recipe.

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  17. Looks so pretty and sounds delicious!

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  18. I love the strawberry & balsamic combination! We went to a goat farm a week ago & I'm so making this with our cheese. Everything you make looks beyond delicious!

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  19. WOW what gorgeous photos! And seriously this bruschetta sounds AMAZING!

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  20. i am going to make this today! looks beautiful too, who would not want to eat this!

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  21. I just featured this recipe on Fun Friday Finds on my blog. I'd love for you to stop by. www.itsybitsypaperblog.com

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  22. Fabulous! Strawberry season is almost here in our neck of the woods.

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  23. Oh thanks! This will be perfect for the Baby Shower I'm throwing next month!

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  24. you are a genuis with your camera, love all your styling~

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  25. I love this idea, these are some of my favorite flavors! By the way, your photos are beautiful!

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  26. Just served this as an appetizer for a luncheon at my school, rave reviews, of course! Don't be surprised to find a happy herd of new followers from Archbishop Murphy High School! Yum!

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    1. That is awesome! Thanks, Dana!

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