August 13, 2014

Strawberry Basil Crostini

Do you ever have friends or family over or have to take something
to someones house and you JUST.DON"T. have the time?

Here is a little something that could look a little  'fant-cee'
AND it's in season AND it's easy to prepare, travel with, assemble etc...

Strawberry basil crostinis.   All you need is love... nope, that's a song not
the ingredients to this recipe.  You will need a pint of strawberries,
a few basil leaves, balsamic vinegar, bread of your choice and either
goat cheese or even cream cheese if that's what floats your boat.

Slice your bread, line them up on a baking sheet to make them warm 
and toasty  (you don't have to) 400 degrees for 5-7 minutes if that.  

While your bread slices are toasting... you can wash and cut 
your strawberries into slices or dices  (whichever you want to do)  
Add a TBSP of balsamic vinegar and 
1 teaspoon of sugar or honey (optional)  Chiffonade  (cut thin long strips) 
your fresh basil leaves and add to your strawberries.

Take your toasted bread out of the oven and slather some 
goat cheese onto your bread. Lastly use an ice cream scoop and 
scoop a spoonful of your strawberry basil onto each piece of bread 
that now has melted  goat cheese.
(when I say melted- it's because the goat cheese was smeared 
on when the bread was JUST taken out of the oven and still is warm)

Ta-Da!   super easy right!?!

Even though it's super easy - your friends and family will be impressed!

Zestfully Let's Cultivate Food.........  day 13 of 31 days