Looking for a light lunch? Here’s an idea! Crostini with Goat cheese is easy to make, healthy and delicious!
We love summer! The fresh tomatoes and peppers are ripening this week! We have waited all these months. Dave has babied his plants and watched with an eagle eye for every need they may have. His reward is here! Our Tiburon peppers and Arbason Tomatoes are gracing these Crostinis today. The flavor is out of this world delicious!
These are the toppings we will be using today…along with a bit of bacon, (Dave’s idea).
Crostini with goat cheese
We have never tried crostinis before. We decided to give them a try because they are toast(which we love) in a brand new way! Artisan bread, baked in the oven with high quality organic extra virgin olive oil infused with our homegrown herbs. Yum!! Dave brought home some goat cheese from the store the other night with a loaf of fantastic artisan bread. This seemed like the perfect moment to leap into a new dimension in our menu.
- Preheat the oven to 350 degrees Fahrenheit
- Slice the bread into 1/2 inch slices (or 1/4 inch for very small 2 inch diameter appetizers)
- Brush the bread with olive oil on one side, let soak in a bit, and arrange on baking sheet oil side down.
- Brush the top side of the bread with oil.
- Bake 15 minutes until the bread is golden brown and toasted. Cool.
- Meanwhile prepare your toppings as desired.
- Spread the crostinis with goat cheese.
- Top as desired
- Garnish the crostinis as desired with fresh herbs
- Sprinkle with balsamic vinegar
We have had goat cheese in salads and thought it ok. But this is the first time we have used it for a spread. Goat cheese is good! At least the brand we tried was. Not too strong or goaty. A nice mild cheese with just a bit of tang to perfectly offset our toppings and the balsamic vinegar. Perfect!