This is fabulous!!
Be sure to plant some basil early in the season so you can enjoy it in this recipe.
Source: adapted from shutterbean.com
25-30 crostini (see below)
1 pt. strawberries, hulled and quartered or cut smaller, depending on size
8 oz. goat cheese
5-6 basil leaves, sliced thin
Place strawberries in a bowl with vinaigrette and let sit for 10 minutes. Spread 1 T. goat cheese on each crostini, top with a few basil shreds, then place a spoonful of strawberries on top. Sprinkle salt on top of each crostini and serve.
(Makes 20-25 small crostini, depending on how thin you cut the bread)
1 baguette, cut into 1/2" thick slices
2-3 T. extra-virgin olive oil
salt & pepper
Put oven rack in upper third of oven and preheat oven to 350 degrees.
Place bread slices on large rimmed baking sheet; brush both sides of slices with olive oil. Season lightly with salt and pepper, then bake until pale golden, about 10-15 min.
*Note: Be sure to use Chef Tim's Balsamic Vinaigrette - it's the secret to the fabulous flavor!