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5 from 2 votes

Asparagus strawberries goat cheese crostini with balsamic glaze

An easy relaxing appetizer bursting spring flavors and textures. Perfect for you or to entertain a large crowd .
Course: Appetizer
Cuisine: French
Servings: 12 -14
Author: Khushboo

Ingredients

  • 1/2 French baguette cut into diagonal 1/2 inch slices
  • ¼ cup olive oil or more for brushing
  • 4 oz / ½ cup herbed goat cheese
  • 10-12 fresh strawberries chopped
  • Balsamic reduction/ glaze optional
  • To prepare asparagus
  • 1 teaspoon olive oil
  • 12-14 asparagus ends discarded and cut diagonally in 3 “ sticks
  • Sat and pepper to taste
  • Pinch of chili flakes optional

Instructions

  • Set the oven to broil on High.
  • Line a oven safe metal pan with foil.
  • Place the cut asparagus , sprinkle some salt , pepper on it .
  • Drizzle some olive oil and mix to coat well.
  • Broil on the upper rack for 3- 4 minutes turning once in between until they are tender to touch .
  • Remove from the pan and keep aside. Sprinkle some chili flakes if you prefer extra heat.
  • While the asparagus are roasting , brush both sides of the French baguette slices with olive oil.
  • Now in the same pan line the bread slices.
  • Broil on LOW for a minute or so on each side until edges are golden and crisp . Keep a close watch to prevent burning.
  • Just before serving , place the bread slices on the serving board , spread some herbed goat cheese on it and top it with strawberries and roasted asparagus.
  • You may drizzle some balsamic glaze too.

Notes

Asparagus can be roasted and stored in the refrigerator up to 2 days.
If you aren’t planning to eat right away then broil the bread later just before eating.
You may sub goat cheese with ricotta or pesto.