Grilled Nectarine & Cheese Crostini Recipe

Grilled Nectarine & Cheese Crostini Recipe
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Grilled Nectarine & Cheese Crostini Recipe

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At our house, we love the summer tastes of sweet grilled nectarines and fresh basil over goat cheese. I can usually find all the ingredients at the farmers market. —Brandy Hollingshead, Grass Valley, California
MAKES:
12 servings
TOTAL TIME:
Prep/Total Time: 25 min.
MAKES:
12 servings
TOTAL TIME:
Prep/Total Time: 25 min.

Ingredients

  • 1/2 cup balsamic vinegar
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 12 slices French bread baguette (1/4 inch thick)
  • 2 medium nectarines, halved
  • 1/4 cup fresh goat cheese, softened
  • 1/4 cup loosely packed basil leaves, thinly sliced

Directions

In a small saucepan, bring vinegar to a boil; cook 10-15 minutes or until liquid is reduced to 3 tablespoons. Remove from heat.
Brush oil over both sides of baguette slices. Grill, uncovered, over medium heat until golden brown on both sides. Grill nectarines 45-60 seconds on each side or until tender and lightly browned. Cool slightly.
Spread goat cheese over toasts. Cut nectarines into thick slices; arrange over cheese. Drizzle with balsamic syrup; sprinkle with basil. Serve immediately. Yield: 1 dozen.
Originally published as Grilled Nectarine & Cheese Crostini in Taste of Home June/July 2014

Nutritional Facts

1 appetizer: 48 calories, 2g fat (1g saturated fat), 5mg cholesterol, 55mg sodium, 6g carbohydrate (3g sugars, 0 fiber), 1g protein. Diabetic Exchanges: 1/2 starch.

  • 1/2 cup balsamic vinegar
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 12 slices French bread baguette (1/4 inch thick)
  • 2 medium nectarines, halved
  • 1/4 cup fresh goat cheese, softened
  • 1/4 cup loosely packed basil leaves, thinly sliced
  1. In a small saucepan, bring vinegar to a boil; cook 10-15 minutes or until liquid is reduced to 3 tablespoons. Remove from heat.
  2. Brush oil over both sides of baguette slices. Grill, uncovered, over medium heat until golden brown on both sides. Grill nectarines 45-60 seconds on each side or until tender and lightly browned. Cool slightly.
  3. Spread goat cheese over toasts. Cut nectarines into thick slices; arrange over cheese. Drizzle with balsamic syrup; sprinkle with basil. Serve immediately. Yield: 1 dozen.
Originally published as Grilled Nectarine & Cheese Crostini in Taste of Home June/July 2014

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