I know that you typically don't think of strawberries with bruschetta, and I was a bit skeptical when I first saw this recipe on Reluctant Entertainer's site a couple of weeks ago - but let me tell you, it was delicious.
Roasted Strawberry Bruschetta
2 cups sliced fresh strawberries
1/4 cup balsamic vinegar
1 loaf ciabatta bread
1-2 tablespoon extra-virgin olive oil
1 cup soft goat cheese
1/2 cup chopped fresh basil
salt and pepper
Spread strawberries out on a baking sheet and bake for five minutes. Remove and let cool.
Slice the ciabatta into equal slices, drizzle with olive oil, and toast for about 8-10 minutes until crisp.
Spread goat cheese on hot bread, top equally with the roasted berries and juice.
Season with salt and pepper. Sprinkle with basil.
The flavors were so delicious together, with the goat cheese (love goat cheese!), crispy bread, sweet strawberries and fresh basil. This would be great as an appetizer at a party, or just as a light meal as we did.
Enjoy this and the last few weeks of summer!