Sick of strawberries yet?
No? Good. Neither am I.
Continuing on with my strawberry obsession, I finally had to cave and give strawberry bruschetta a try. The mix of sweet strawberries and fresh basil make this a sweet-savory snack that is hard to resist. I added a drizzle of balsamic glaze to bump up the sweetness a bit, and even a smear of mascarpone which really made it about as close to perfect as it could get. I mean, we already know that strawberries and mascarpone make a good team.
I’ve also seen recipes that call for a smear of goat cheese, which would give it a nice tang to contrast the sweet strawberries, but that’s not really what I was looking for (goat cheese is not my favorite cheese). If you’re really into goat cheese, go ahead and give it a shot, but I personally love the flavor of this with creamy mascarpone.
- 1 baguette
- 1 pint strawberries, washed, hulled, and diced
- 2 teaspoons balsamic vinegar
- 1 teaspoon lemon zest
- 1 Tablespoon minced fresh basil
- 2 – 4 ounces mascarpone or goat cheese (optional)
- Balsamic glaze, for drizzling
1. Mix strawberries, 2 teaspoons of balsamic vinegar, lemon zest, and basil in a medium bowl. Toss to combine and set aside.
2. Slice baguette into 1/4-inch thick slices. Toast under the broiler until lightly golden on each side.
3. Spread desired amount of cheese onto each slice of toasted baguette, and top with strawberry mixture. Drizzle each slice with balsamic glaze. Eat and enjoy.