Monday, June 27, 2011

Simple & Delicious Appetizer

My friend Amanda made this delicious appetizer. I can't wait to make it for myself, either for a light lunch or the next time we entertain, especially now that strawberries are in season and in abundance at the farmers market.
Amanda's Strawberry-Balsamic Goat Cheese Crostinis

plain goat cheese
1 pint strawberries – chopped
3 tablespoons balsamic vinegar, enough just to coat the berries (use your good stuff)
1/8 cup fresh basil chopped
1 baguette, sliced and toasted

Cover the strawberries with balsamic vinegar but don’t drench. Let it sit for about an hour, then mix in the basil about 20 minutes before you assemble. In a pinch you could assemble it all at once but it really tastes the best if you have time to let the flavors come together. Toast the baguette slices, spread each with goat cheese and put the strawberry mixture on top. .

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