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Savory Strawberry Goat Cheese Crostini

Ingredients:
2 pint baskets strawberries, stems removed, sliced
2 tablespoons Ritrovo Selection EVOO with Sicilian Lemons
2 tablespoons Ritrovo Selections Citrus Balsamic Vinegar
1 tablespoon freshly ground pink peppercorns*
Pinch or two of Poggi Bonsi Sea Salt with Lemon
¼ cup fresh basil chiffonade
1 baguette
Poggi Bonsi Extra Virgin Olive Oil
4 oz. fresh goat cheese

 

Directions:

  1. Rinse the strawberries in cool water, place in a strainer or colander, and shake off most of the water. Slice the strawberries about 1/8 inch thick, place them in a large bowl
  2. Add Lemon Olive Oil, Citrus Balsamic Vinegar and mix well.
  3. Season with the pink peppercorns and lemon sea salt, add basil, stir and set aside.
  4. Preheat oven to 375 degrees F.
  5. Slice the baguette into ¼” slices, place on a baking sheet and brush both sides with olive oil.
  6. Bake for about 7-8 minutes or until underside is golden, turn slices over and bake for an additional 7-8 minutes until crostini are crisp, but not overly toasted. Remove from the oven and allow to cool for 5-10 minutes.
  7. Spread each crostini with goat cheese and top with the strawberry mixture.

Makes about 30 Crostini

*Black pepper can be substituted, or a combination of pink
and black can be used.

About Keli Sim DeRitis

Keli Sim DeRitis is an artist, designer, passionate cook, teacher, and tour guide. Keli founded Poggi Bonsi in 2001 to share her love of European travel, food, wine, and culture. Connect with me on Google+

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Keli Sim DeRitis is an artist, designer, passionate cook, teacher, and tour guide. Keli founded Poggi Bonsi in 2001 to share her love of European travel, food, wine, and culture.
Connect with me on Google+

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