Savory Tomato and Goat Cheese Crostini

Tomatoes, goat cheese, sourdough and balsamic vinegar make a flavorful and savory combination that's always a hit! Whip up this recipe for an easy, delicious snack. You and any guests will be coming back for seconds!


Ingredients

  • 1 loaf fresh sourdough bread
  • 2 cups fresh basil leaves
  • Fresh garlic, to taste
  • Extra-virgin olive oil, to taste
  • 3 cups cherry and grape tomatoes
  • 6 ounces goat cheese
  • Balsamic vinegar, to taste

Directions

  • Preheat the oven to 350°F.
  • Slice the entire sourdough loaf into sections about ½” thick.
  • Lightly brush each side of the bread slices with extra-virgin olive oil. Sprinkle with some salt and pepper.
  • Cut some fresh garlic and rub the sliced clove against the bread slices for some extra flavor.
  • Line a cookie sheet with foil and place each slice of bread across the surface. Set aside.
  • Slice the cherry and grape tomatoes in half while the oven is preheating.
  • Place the tomatoes in a bowl and toss them in the extra-virgin olive oil, salt and pepper.
  • Switch the oven to broil. Transfer the tomatoes to a foil-lined cooking sheet and broil for 12-15 minutes until they're simmering and slightly browned.
  • Place the slices of bread in the oven when the tomatoes are done. Broil for 10-12 minutes until they're crispy and lightly browned.
  • Remove the bread from the oven and let it cool into a crisp crostini base.
  • Spread a light layer of goat cheese on the crostini and top that with a scoop of warm tomatoes.
  • Slice fresh basil. Top the crostini with the basil.
  • Lightly drizzle balsamic vinegar over the crostini for extra flavor.
  • Serve warm.