Strawberry Bruschetta with Goat Cheese


1 pound fresh strawberries, washed and stemmed
1 cup fresh basil leaves
½ of a red onion
¼ cup grated raw beets (optional)
3 tablespoons olive oil
2 tablespoons balsamic vinegar
2 tablespoons butter
1 French baguette, sliced
¾ cup goat cheese


Preheat the oven broiler.

Place the strawberries, basil, onion, olive oil and vinegar in a food processor and pulse until coarsely chopped. Mix in raw grated beet if desired.

Butter the baguette slices and place them on a baking sheet. Put them under the broiler for 3-4 minutes, until golden brown. Butter and repeat on the other side of the slices.

Remove them from the oven and top each one with a spoonful of goat cheese and a spoonful of bruschetta. Serve at room temperature.

Serving Size:
Makes 4 cups bruschetta
Tilth Alliance
Kate Bandzmer, Community Kitchens Northwest intern