Tuesday, April 8, 2014

Strawberry Bruschetta

Do you have a favorite fruit?  Strawberries are one of my mine.  I love their sweetness and they are great on their own, in salads, on cereal, and as this appetizer - Strawberry Bruschetta!

Strawberry Bruschetta | Cooking on the Front Burner

I stumbled across this recipe in a magazine and couldn't wait to give it a try.  I love how the berries are combined with balsamic vinegar and mint then topped on a toasted baguette spread with ricotta cheese and honey.  It's a flavor explosion in your mouth!  The DIY Guy, who was a bit skeptical, loved it!

Strawberry Bruschetta

by Deb Attinella
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 3-5 minutes broil time
Serves 4

  • 12 slices of a french baguette sliced 1/2" thick
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 3/4 cup diced strawberries
  • 1 1/2 teaspoon balsamic vinegar
  • 2 teaspoons chopped fresh mint
  • 3/4 cup whole ricotta cheese
  • 1 tablespoon honey
  • 1/4 teaspoon sea salt
  1. Preheat broiler then brush the olive oil on one side of the slices
  2. Broil until lightly toasted on oil side only
  3. In a small bowl combine strawberries, vinegar and mint
  4. In another bowl combine the ricotta, honey and salt
  5. Spread a bit of ricotta mixture on toasted side of bread then top with strawberry mixture
  6. Serve immediately
(adapted from Fine Cooking)

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What's your take on this appetizer?  Do you think you'll be giving it a try?  I'm thinking you should and invite me over!!

Strawberry Bruschetta | Cooking on the Front Burner #strawberries #appetizer

Strawberry Bruschetta | Cooking on the Front Burner #appetizer #strawberries

 Another appetizer to enjoy - Peach Salsa


  1. your pics are always drop dead gorgeous...

  2. This sounds delicious! What a unique way to use strawberries!

  3. Yum! Love me some strawberry bruschetta, its a great way to ring in the spring Deb!

    Krista @ Joyful Healthy Eats

  4. This looks amazing, Deb! I've never tried strawberries in a savory appetizer, but I love them with balsamic and figure this has to be good. Pinning!

  5. This is a winner and is definitely showing up on my appetizer table at Easter. Gorgeous----and the strawberries with the ricotta----yum. And easy.

  6. Perfect timing, Deb! I have a strawberry roundup going up tomorrow, and I just added this recipe. It looks delicious!

  7. Deb, This recipe looks great. I've got this on my "to make" list for the summer. Pinned!

  8. Deb, this looks beautiful and I absolutely love strawberries! So perfect for spring and summer! Thanks for sharing your recipe and pinning!

  9. I still have not tried balsamic and berries... I heard it's wonderful. Thanks for sharing this on foodie friday.

  10. These look fantastic! I love subbing in strawberries for tomatoes in unexpected places - paninis, bruschetta...so delicious! I think these would make a GREAT appetizer, especially in summer months :)

  11. Yum!! The recipe and your photos look absolutely incredible! :)

  12. Hi Deb,
    I just pinned your awesome Strawberry Bruschetta, I can't wait to make this appetizer. Thank you so much for sharing with Full Plate Thursday and have a very special week.
    Come Back Soon!
    Miz Helen

  13. Oh my goodness, this looks so so good! What a great appetizer - I love that you made bruschetta with strawberries - sounds so light and refreshing. Pinning and can't wait to try it :)

  14. Mmmm....Combining some of the best things ever here! :)

  15. I love a good savory sweet combo. These sound delicious!

  16. These look amazing! I can't wait to give this a try. I love, love strawberry anything in the summer. #loulougirls --- Amy @ http://thegiftedgabber.com

  17. This sounds so delicious. Such a yummy combo. Pinned & shared. Thanks for joining the Inspiration Spotlight party.

  18. Sounds delicious and light and "summery!" Pinning!


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