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Strawberry Balsamic Bruschetta w/ Gorgonzola Cheese

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This strawberry balsamic bruschetta is one of the easiest recipes I’ve ever made.

Not even kidding, I whipped this up in about 15 minutes flat.

That’s my kind of a quick and easy recipe.

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Have you ever opened your fridge to find a whole hoopla of things that needed to be used then, all of a sudden, the wheels in your head started turning and you had come up with 7,000 ideas in 5.2 seconds?

Yeah…this is that.

I had gorgonzola left over from Super Bowl, strawberries left over from the strawberry-a-saurus, and an organic loaf of thick and chewy bread we had bought the day before but hadn’t used yet.

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The hubs and I had a ton of errands to run yesterday and by the time we got back home, we were starving. I remember seeing a recipe for roasted strawberry bruschetta from somewhere (Pinterest maybe?), and I’ve always wanted to try it. So I finally did!

The bread was so toasty and crunchy and the strawberries had gotten just warm enough to start releasing some of their juices while the Gorgonzola was bubbly and browned which added a punch of flavor to the entire dish. Then the balsamic reduction just took it over the top and gave it a touch of elegance and sophistication.

Absolutely heavenly.

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If you happen to be a procrastinator who hasn’t decided on a Valentine’s Day menu yet, might I suggest these? In fact, this is a perfect quick and easy recipe for any holiday!

They are so super quick and divinely delicious, no one will ever know that you just threw them together as soon as you walked in the door.

Trust me on this one.

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Getting to know you…

What are your Valentine’s Day plans?

Have you ever had strawberry bruschetta?

Are you single/married/or involved with anyone?

Strawberry Gorgonzola Bruschetta w/ a Balsamic Reduction

Serves 8
Prep time 5 minutes
Cook time 15 minutes
Total time 20 minutes
Allergy Milk, Tree Nuts, Wheat
Meal type Appetizer, Bread, Breakfast, Dessert, Lunch, Snack
Misc Pre-preparable, Serve Hot
Occasion Barbecue, Birthday Party, Casual Party, Formal Party, Valentines day

Ingredients

  • 2/3 cups balsamic vinegar
  • 8 Small slices of thick organic whole wheat or Ezekiel bread
  • 1/4 cup Gorgonzola cheese (crumbled)
  • 8 Medium fresh strawberries (washed, thoroughly dried, and sliced)
  • 1/2 ounce whole raw pecan halves (chopped)

Note

*WWpts and WWpts+= 2 pts per serving*

Directions

Step 1
Turn oven to broil.
Step 2
In a small saucepan over medium heat, bring balsamic vinegar to a boil. Immediately lower heat down to a simmer and cook until it reduces by half and turns into a thick syrup (about 10-15 minutes). Set aside.
Step 3
Add sliced bread to a baking sheet and pop under the broiler until lightly browned. Flip each slice and brown the other side.
Step 4
Sprinkle some of the cheese onto each slice of bread, layer on some strawberries, sprinkle with more cheese and then with the chopped pecans.
Step 5
Pop the bruschetta back under the broiler until the cheese is melted and bubbly, about 2-3 minutes. Drizzle with balsamic reduction and serve.
Step 6
Enjoy!

Love y'all!

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9 Comments
  • Mia
    February 14, 2013

    I’ve never made bruschetta with anything but tomatoes. I do love gorgonzola, though! I’m just throwing together a simple roast chicken tonight…I hear there are big plans in the work for tomorrow night, though 😀

    • amber
      February 17, 2013

      Well….what were the “big plans”?!?

      • Mia
        February 18, 2013

        Dinner at a nice restaurant in a ritzy part of town. He’d dropped off a dozen roses earlier in the day, so they were waiting on the table when we arrived 🙂 He’d planned to go for a stroll afterwards because the weather had been nice all week, but it cooled off tremendously on Friday, so we just went to our favorite (non-divey) bar for drinks afterward. It was very sweet. He’s like that 🙂

        • amber
          February 18, 2013

          Awww! Loves it! Sounds fab 🙂

  • Kiersten @ Oh My Veggies
    February 15, 2013

    These are so beautiful! I don’t like raw tomatoes, so using strawberries to make bruschetta sounds much better to me. 🙂

    • amber
      February 17, 2013

      Thanks, Kiersten! I don’t like raw tomatoes either *shudders* so I like to make up all kinds of other bruschetta recipes 🙂

  • Kristi Rimkus
    March 24, 2013

    I was hunting the web for Easter recipes. I love this totally creative bruschetta. Anything with gorgonzola makes me happy.

    • amber
      March 25, 2013

      Yaaay! So happy you like it, and I couldn’t agree more. Gorgonzola makes the world go round 🙂