This light, sweet and creamy side dish worked wonders at a Summer cookout I had a few weeks ago. Be sure to make enough to go around as it’s too good to leave any behind.
What you’ll need:
1 package goat cheese or mozzarella
1 large french bread loaf, white or wheat
3 tbsps olive oil
1/2 lb diced strawberries
1 tbsp balsamic vinegar
2 tbsp basil paste
1/2 tsp sugar
salt and pepper to taste
In a small bowl mix together diced strawberries, balsamic vinegar, basil paste, sugar, salt and pepper. The mixture should be fairly wet. (TWSS) Let the mixture sit in the fridge for at least 30 minutes to let all of the delicious flavors do their thang.
Meanwhile, cut your french bread loaf in half lengthwise, then in small slices horizontally. These should make manageable bread slices great for toppings. Brush or spread olive oil on each slice of bread then place bread slices on the grill and grill on both sides until crispy. There is something to be said about beautiful grill marks!
After your bread is grilled, top with a healthy layer of goat cheese (or mozz as seen in the photo) and then top with a heaping spoonful of the strawberry bruschetta mixture. Listen to your taste buds rejoice in sweet, creamy, basil-y, crunchy goodness.