Monday, 3 July 2017

Strawberry, Goats' Cheese and Pistachio Crostini

A perfect summer appetizer Strawberry,Goats Cheese and Pistachio Crostini

These Strawberry. Goat's Cheese and Pistachio Crostini, are one of the easiest items you can prepare for any summer occasion. A scrumptious, sweet and savoury, light and refreshing summer appetizer or a snack. These crostinis are loaded with juicy strawberries, creamy and salty goats' cheese and then garnished with lightly toasted pistachio slivers, balsamic, maple syrup and mint leaves. It's a gorgeous summer treat!

A perfect summer appetizer Strawberry,Goats Cheese and Pistachio Crostini

Like I said, Crostini is one of the easiest dishes you can prepare in less than 10 minutes. Simply toast or bake some bread with olive oil and pile up with a mixture of ingredients you fancy. This weekend was quite relaxing for us, plenty of cricket matches were scheduled, so while we were watching women's cricket between India and Pakistan, the match between India Vs West Indies was recording on the box. When you are on a binge-watch, you're going to need some snacks and that too quick snacks which you can make in a commercial break. We got little peckish, so I prepared this super tasty crostini and we really enjoyed it, and I quickly clicked a few pics of it.

A perfect summer appetizer Strawberry,Goats Cheese and Pistachio Crostini

A perfect summer appetizer Strawberry,Goats Cheese and Pistachio Crostini

When I served crostini to my husband, he looked at it and asked me 'You forgot to cut the tops (green leaves) of the strawberries? 'No, I haven't and we are going to eat it too' I replied. 'Are you sure?' he asked. Yes, there is no harm in eating it, recently I've read in one of the articles that instead of tossing out those tops, eat your strawberries whole as these green leaves of strawberries are very healthy and flavourful'  I reassured him. Then we all finished the whole plate of crostini without realising that we also ate strawberry leaves :)

A perfect summer appetizer Strawberry,Goats Cheese and Pistachio Crostini


Notes:-
Instead of Maple syrup, you can use honey or agave nectar.
If you decide to use strawberry tops ( green leaves) please wash it carefully with plenty of water.
Don't like the taste of Balsamic Vinegar, omit it.
I had half a punnet of Blueberries, so I decide to use it, maybe you can use this recipe for 4th of July celebrations.

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Strawberry, Goats Cheese & Pistachio Crostini
A scrumptious, sweet and savoury, light and refreshing summer appetizer or snack with juicy strawberries, creamy and salty goats' cheese, then garnished with lightly toasted pistachio slivers, balsamic vinegar, maple syrup and mint leaves.
Ingredients
  • 2 cup Strawberries quartered
  • 150g Goats Cheese
  • 2 tbsp. Pistachio slivers
  • 3-4 tbsp. Blueberries
  • 8 slice bread or baguette
  • 2 tbsp. Balsamic Vinegar
  • 2 tbsp. Maple syrup
  • Pinch salt
  • Pinch Black pepper
  • 2-3 tbsp. Olive oil
Instructions
Pre heat oven to gas mark 6.Place bread slices on a baking tray, drizzle olive oil on it and bake it for 3-4 minutes on both sides.meanwhile combine cheese, salt and black pepper.Once bread slices are toasted, remove it on a serving dish.Spread the goats' cheese, arrange the berries and sprinkle pistachio slivers. Drizzle some vinegar and maple syrup and garnish it with mint or basil leaves.Serve straight away.Enjoy!
Details
Prep time: Cook time: Total time: Yield: 4 servings





































22 comments:

  1. These are so colorful, perfect for the 4th!

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  2. Whoa, this sounds amazing! I love goat cheese on anything, and this flavor combo sounds fantastic.

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  3. I'm actually going to make these. They look so appetising yum!

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  4. They are such lovely colours, fruit and goats cheese is a match made in heaven.

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  5. Mmm I love the sound of this, goats cheese and berries are so good together.

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  6. This sounds so delicious, love the photos too!

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  7. These are beautiful! Love the simple combo of fruit, cheese + pistachios and some vinegar! Yum.

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  8. These are beautiful! Love this combo of berries, cheese, pistachios and some vinegar! Yum!

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  9. These look so pretty and delicious! What a great flavour combination!

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  10. We also take the strawberry tops and make syrup out of them - that's where the most intense strawberry flavour is.

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  11. We spend Summers at our Lakehouse and we always get a late start. This fruit filled toast, with the goat cheese is great because its healthy, and will fill me up, but not stuff me to be able to get out on the boat! Your photos are stunning by the way!

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  12. The pictures you included made my mouth water. I am always looking for quick and healthy recipes to add to my cook book and I think I may have to try this one. It just looks so good!

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  13. That looks both healthy and delicious. Just the combo we all want. Thanks for sharing!

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  14. looks delicious and healthy also.

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  15. I'm not a fan of goats cheese, do you have a recommendation on something I could swap instead of that, I'd love to try it.

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    1. You can use ricotta or feta cheese.

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  16. Wow. Your crostinis look divine. I love goat cheese so I just have to make this for a snack. If no one's home during snack time, then good! I'll have them all to myself.

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  17. I actually really like this. I normally get these, or salad without the crostinis. The photo makes me so hungry right now! I'm glad this post was relatable as I tried similar dish before like this! :D

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  18. This does appear to be a great independence day dish. All of the colors are present red, white and blue. Also, a good dish when you have your girlfriends over for wine and good conversation. Thanks for sharing.

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  19. These look so pretty to eat! Great appetiser for a dinner party! Yum.

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  20. These look so pretty to eat! Great appetiser for a dinner party. Yum!

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  21. What an interesting and innovative crostini. The whole dish looks colourful and fun to eat.,

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