I made this appetizer a few weeks ago with Cape Cod Chopped Salad, Lobster Shells and some Baked Lemon Chicken. It’s a delicious, simple and beautiful meal fit for a queen, or in this case, your Mother.
Strawberry and Goat Cheese Bruschetta
adapted from Allrecipes.com
1/2 cup balsamic vinegar
1 baguette, sliced into 3/4 inch slices
2 tablespoons olive oil
1 pint strawberries, washed and diced
2 teaspoons fresh thyme leaves
1/4 cup fresh basil, chopped
5 oz goat cheese, room temperature
salt and freshly ground pepper to taste
Heat vinegar in a small pan over medium heat. Simmer until reduced by about half, 8 to 10 minutes. Remove from heat and allow to cool to room temperature.
Prepare a grill for high heat. Place bread slices on baking sheet and brush with olive oil.
Combine strawberries thyme and basil in a small bowl and set aside.
Grill bread on the preheated grill until browned, about 3 minutes per side. Alternately, you may toast the bread under a broiler until light golden.
Spread goat cheese on toasted bread. Add black pepper, salt, and reduced vinegar to the strawberry mixture. Spoon over the goat cheese topped bruschetta. Garnish with additional basil and thyme.
Serves approximately 12 as an appetizer.