I ran across this recipe on a blog several months past. The blogger got it from the original source on the Reluctant Entertainer. I made it for a family reunion over Memorial weekend, and it was SO FABULOUS! The following is Sandy’s recipe and photo.
Roasted Balsamic Strawberry Bruschetta
2 cups sliced fresh strawberries
1/4 cup balsamic vinegar
1 loaf ciabatta bread (I bought mine at Costco)
1-2 tablespoon extra-virgin olive oil
1 cup soft goat cheese
1/2 cup chopped fresh basil
salt and white pepper
Preheat the oven to 350°F. Slice the strawberries into a bowl and gently mix with the balsamic vinegar. Spread strawberries out on a baking sheet and bake for five minutes. Remove and let cool.
Cut the ciabatta into equal slices, coat with olive oil, and broil on each side until toasted and crisp.
Spread goat cheese on hot bread, top equally with the roasted berries and juice.
Head out to the herb garden and pick fresh basil; chop finely. Season with salt and pepper. Sprinkle with basil.