Strawberry Bruschetta

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Strawberry Bruschetta is a favorite appetizer for us when strawberries are in season! While local berries are a little late with the cold March temperatures, there have been a surplus of beautiful California berries in the store lately.

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A fresh medley of strawberries, grape tomatoes, basil, and nectarine over goat cheese, this Southern Living recipe is a winner & crowd pleaser!

 Since nectarines aren’t in season, I used a little diced canned peach or you could use apricot. I’ve made this recipe with and without the addition of the nectarine, but I like the additional sweetness along with color it adds.

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Ingredients

1 1/2 cups sliced fresh strawberries

1 nectarine, diced (I used peach)

1 cup quartered grape tomatoes

3 tablespoons thinly sliced fresh basil

1 shallot, minced (I used half a shallot)

2 tablespoons olive oil

1 tablespoon balsamic vinegar

1 teaspoon sugar

1 teaspoon freshly ground pepper

1/4 teaspoon salt

1 (12-oz.) French bread baguette

1 (10.5-oz.) goat cheese log, softened

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Preparation

  Stir together strawberries, nectarine, grape tomatoes, basil*, minced shallot, olive oil, balsamic vinegar, sugar, freshly ground pepper, and salt.

* I added the basil on top of the prepared slices rather than mixing in with the ingredients.

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Slice your baguette and toast in oven until golden or I like to use a panini press. Slather the toasted side of bread with softened goat cheese and top with strawberry mixture.

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It’s berrylicious with an additional squeeze

of Balsamic Glaze on top :)

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You can find a printable version of this recipe,

courtesy of Southern Living here.

Strawberry Bruschetta

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  38 comments for “Strawberry Bruschetta

  1. May 9, 2013 at 5:12 am

    It’s deliciously beautiful, Mary. I would never have thought of Strawberry Bruschetta. Thanks for the inspiration!

  2. May 9, 2013 at 5:53 am

    Oh how beautiful it is Mary! And that tablecloth! Enjoy ;o)

  3. May 9, 2013 at 6:46 am

    This sounds like something we’d love! We have a gourmet popsicle shop here called Steel City Pops, and my favorite flavor is strawberry with balsamic vinegar! Yummy!

    This is a cute post. I *heart* your little vintage tablecloth. So sweet!

    xo,
    Ricki Jill

  4. May 9, 2013 at 6:52 am

    This looks amazing Mary! Great colors, very healthy and I’m lovin’ your linens:@)

  5. May 9, 2013 at 6:53 am

    This would have been a perfect little appetizer for my luncheon club because my flavor theme was strawberries. I’m pinning this to try in the near future. The only thing I don’t normally just have around here is the goat cheese. True confession: I have never eaten goat cheese.

  6. May 9, 2013 at 6:56 am

    What a delightful recipe! I love strawberries and I love bruschetta and that’s a lovely combination!

  7. May 9, 2013 at 7:05 am

    Mary, these look delicious! The combo of strawberries, tomatoes and goat cheese is intriguing to me. I’ve just started to love goat cheese so I’ll definitely make these. BTW–Southern Living should use your photos on that recipe page! Their little goat cheese balls looked like something else from the goat! I have never used the glaze before either but it adds such a nice shine! I’ll have to try that too! Thanks for the yummy inspiration! Linda

  8. May 9, 2013 at 7:25 am

    It is first thing in the morning and these looks so delicious I could have them for breakfast. Pinning for the near future.

  9. May 9, 2013 at 8:02 am

    You have made another recipe that I didn’t even notice from Southern Living and made it sound soooo good! I can’t imagine those flavors together, I am going to have to try this, what a wonderful summer dish. Thanks for highlighting this recipe, and of course the presentation is irresistible!
    Jenna

  10. Cheryl
    May 9, 2013 at 8:03 am

    One of my favorite salad dressings is a strawberry balsamic, so this appetizer really hits home with me. It looks so delish!
    Also, I collect vintage tablecloths and yours is a winner! Great post, Mary!

  11. Botanic Bleu
    May 9, 2013 at 9:01 am

    YUM! Another great recipe for strawberries. I am making this today!

    Judith

  12. Paula
    May 9, 2013 at 9:13 am

    ~Mary~
    Looks wonderful, and just to pretty to eat !!
    Paula
    In.
    p.s. I love the flatware with the words on them, gosh I wish it was still available :( .

  13. May 9, 2013 at 9:19 am

    These look positevely delish. I’m having a group of ladies over next week and I am definitely putting these on the menu.

  14. May 9, 2013 at 9:50 am

    My mouth is watering! Goat cheese and strawberries — YUM!

  15. May 9, 2013 at 11:22 am

    I have GOT to start reading my SL more carefully:) This will be perfect for our dinner group next weekend! Your pics are superb as always. Have a beautiful weekend. XO, Pinky

  16. May 9, 2013 at 12:54 pm

    Still early morning here and I haven’t had breakfast…my mouth is watering…This would be beautiful at any time but perfect for a Mother’s Day Brunch…!

  17. May 9, 2013 at 12:59 pm

    i do love recipes like this, but what i love even more are ALL your shots!

  18. May 9, 2013 at 2:30 pm

    Mary, I saw that recipe in my magazine and almost made it to serve at our golf benefit party recently. Now I wish I had! Your photographs of it are much more enticing that the magazine’s pics!!!

  19. May 9, 2013 at 6:22 pm

    My mouth is watering! These look as pretty as they are delicious.

  20. May 9, 2013 at 7:19 pm

    YUM

  21. May 9, 2013 at 7:36 pm

    You just gave me a great appetizer for my upcoming dinner club…I used your blueberry salsa last year and it was a hit…I am definitely making this recipe this year!!…Looks fantastic!

  22. May 10, 2013 at 12:12 am

    I like berrylicious things. I have the same strawberry linens so guess I should make some of these. ‘-)

  23. May 10, 2013 at 12:42 am

    It’s hard to fit enough strawberries in, isn’t it? These are so beautiful and sound so fabulous. I had my first fruit bruschetta last year and was absolutely delighted. These are so great – definitely pinning them.

  24. May 10, 2013 at 9:44 pm

    Gosh Woman…is EVERYTHING you do always so wonderfully perfect??? This looks amazing & I bet it tastes it, too. What gorgeous colors & with your special presentation skills, it is incredible. I could barely pull together a tea scape this week. You continue to amaze & inspire EVERY. SINGLE. TIME!!! Thank you!

  25. May 11, 2013 at 8:27 am

    Oh the thought of being able to sit at your table!!! JUST spectacular!!!! This is really a Mother’s Day extravaganza! So many ideas. I look at all of your posts as a magazine. They need to be poured over! I’ll have time to come back this evening and and spend time really soaking in all the beauty in this post.
    Mary, I would really love to meet you someday. I feel we are kindred spirits!

  26. Natasha In Oz
    May 11, 2013 at 7:18 pm

    Mmmm, that looks so good! What a great combination of flavours.

    Best wishes,
    Natasha in Oz

  27. May 12, 2013 at 8:40 am

    Oh Mary, I’ve made strawberry bruschetta, but never with the addition of nectarines. Your pics are simply amazing and I’m in love with the strawberry tablecloth!!

  28. May 13, 2013 at 12:03 pm

    This looks so BERRY good!! I will have to try this (our berries are in season in another month!) Beautiful pics and I love that tablecloth!!

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  30. Christina
    June 3, 2015 at 7:03 pm

    I’m attending a wedding reception on Friday and would LOVE to make this! It seems super perfect for a summer wedding. How many does this serve? There will be about fifty people.

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