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  • Sweet Strawberry Bruschetta

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    Sweet Strawberry Bruschetta
    Prep: 10 min Servings: 16
    by Homemade & Yummy
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    Perfect as an appetizer for brunch, sitting on a patio on a summer day with a glass of wine, or even dessert. A great way to celebrate fresh berry season.

    Ingredients

    • 1 baguette (sliced into thick pieces)
    • 8 ounces strawberries
    • 1 tbsp balsamic reduction (I used strawberry flavoured balsamic glaze)
    • 1 tsp agave nectar (optional)
    • 10 ounces ricotta cheese
    • 1 tbsp olive oil (I used basil flavoured)
    • fresh basil (for garnish)
    • 1 tbsp balsamic reduction (for garnish)

    Directions

    1. Instructions
    2. For the Strawberry Bruschetta:
    3. Wash the strawberries and place in a blender. Blitz until roughly chopped.
    4. Alternatively, you can cut the berries by hand into small pieces.
    5. Place in a bowl.
    6. Add the balsamic reduction (or balsamic glaze) and mix. Taste to see if you would like to add any sweetener. I used some agave, but you could use honey or sugar if you wish.
    7. Mix well and set aside till ready to use.
    8. For the Ricotta:
    9. Place the ricotta in a bowl. You can use just plain ricotta if you like (or any other soft cheese). I like to flavour my cheese, so I added some basil flavoured olive oil. You can use plain olive oil, skip this step completely or add some fresh or dried herbs to flavour the cheese.
    10. Mix well.
    11. To Assemble:
    12. Cut the baguette into thick slices (about 16 in total, depending on the size of the baguette).
    13. Slather some cheese on each slice.
    14. Top the cheese with some the strawberry bruschetta mixture.
    15. Garnish with additional balsamic, and threads of fresh basil.
    16. ENJOY!

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