Easy Strawberry Bruschetta

Easy Strawberry Bruschetta is an elegant appetizer that is vibrant and full of flavor! Fresh cut strawberries, warm goat cheese layered on a crunchy baguette slice, topped with a creamy balsamic glaze that melts in your mouth with every bite!

We love Bruschetta as an easy and simple appetizer! Try this Creamy Feta and Bacon Bruschetta for a more classic appetizer to share!

Easy Strawberry Bruschetta

Strawberry Bruschetta

Have I told you how much I LOVE strawberries! This is the time of season for them and I knew I needed more strawberries in my life! Bright red, freshly cut strawberries make this bruschetta stand out and pop that summertime glow.

Bruschetta is a favorite of my husband and mines! We always like to share bruschetta when we go out to dinner. I knew I needed to make something light but with lots of flavor.

If you are needing something for a quick date night idea, having friends and family over or just want something as a snack this Strawberry Bruschetta is the perfect go-to appetizer that is quick and simple to make with all the flavor you are looking for!

Strawberry Bruschetta Ingredients:

  • French Baguette – a crispy French bread is best to get the firmness you need to layer the ingredients without the bread becoming mushy or falling apart
  • Strawberries – slice into quarters and even chunks
  • Fresh Basil – cut into 1 inch strips
  • Extra Virgin Olive Oil – add some extra flavoring and coating to the strawberries
  • Goat Cheese Log – warm and spread desired amount on each baguette
  • Balsamic Glaze – this is a great way to skip making the balsamic reduction

Strawberry Bruschetta Instructions:

  • Preheat oven to 375 degrees. On a cookie sheet, place baguettes on a single layer and toast for 5-7 minutes. Remove from oven.
  • In a small bowl add strawberries, basil and olive oil and toss.
  • Spread a thin layer of goat cheese on top of the baguette. Put the strawberry mixture on top and then drizzle with balsamic glaze.Strawberry Bruschetta steps on how to make it

How do you make a balsamic reduction?

If you do not have balsamic glaze this is a great substitution for it. Place the balsamic vinegar in a small saucepan and cook over medium low heat. Whisk until the vinegar has reduced to at least half of the original amount. This will take about 30 minutes for 2 cups of balsamic vinegar to reduce to 1 cup. For a concentrated but still liquid balsamic sauce you can cook it until it reduces by half.

Can you prepare strawberry bruschetta ahead of time?

Yes! You can slice your strawberries and mix it will the basil and olive oil. You can slice your bread and set aside in a sealed bag.

How do you soften goat cheese?

You will want to leave goat cheese out for about an hour before serving to soften it. You can even microwave it for 10-15 seconds at a time if you like it warm.

Can you substitute the goat cheese?

Yes! Any soft cheese will work great!

  • Cream cheese
  • Brie
  • Ricotta
  • Mascarpone

Can you use other fruits?

Yes! Other fruits go well with this layered appetizer.

  • Blueberries
  • Cherries
  • Peaches
  • Mango
  • Raspberries
  • Huckleberries

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Easy Strawberry Bruschetta

Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 10 minutes
Total Time 15 minutes
Author Alyssa Rivers
Servings 6

Easy Strawberry Bruschetta is an elegant appetizer that is vibrant and full of flavor! Fresh cut strawberries, warm goat cheese layered on a crunchy baguette slice, topped with a creamy balsamic glaze that melts in your mouth with every bite!

Course Appetizer, Side Dish
Cuisine American, Italian

Ingredients

  • 1 French baguette cut into 1" slices
  • 2 cups strawberries chopped
  • 3 tbsp fresh basil thinly sliced
  • 1 tbsp extra virgin olive oil
  • 1 goat cheese log softened
  • balsamic glaze for serving

Instructions

  1. Preheat oven to 375 degrees. On a cookie sheet, place baguettes on a single layer and toast for 5-7 minutes. Remove from oven.
  2. In a small bowl add strawberries, basil and olive oil and toss.
  3. Spread a thin layer of goat cheese on top of the baguette. Put the strawberry mixture on top and then drizzle with balsamic glaze.
Nutrition Facts
Easy Strawberry Bruschetta
Amount Per Serving
Calories 149 Calories from Fat 36
% Daily Value*
Fat 4g6%
Saturated Fat 1g5%
Sodium 256mg11%
Potassium 119mg3%
Carbohydrates 25g8%
Fiber 2g8%
Sugar 3g3%
Protein 4g8%
Vitamin A 70IU1%
Vitamin C 28.5mg35%
Calcium 43mg4%
Iron 1.5mg8%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

Alyssa Rivers

I am Alyssa and the blogger behind The Recipe Critic. I started my blog in June of 2012 as a place to share my passion for cooking. I love trying new things and testing them out with my family.

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