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Strawberry Brunch Bruschetta

 Strawberry Brunch Bruschetta
Try this sweet bruschetta for a brunch or indulgent weekend breakfast. The goat cheese, fresh herbs and strawberries are part of the luxury.—Johanna Hauer, Kennebunk, Maine
18 ServingsPrep/Total Time: 30 min.

Ingredients

  • 3 tablespoons olive oil
  • 1 teaspoon minced fresh thyme or 1/4 teaspoon dried thyme
  • 1 teaspoon minced fresh rosemary or 1/4 teaspoon dried rosemary, crushed
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon pepper
  • 24 slices French bread baguette (1/2 inch thick)
  • 1/2 pound fresh goat cheese
  • 2 cups chopped fresh strawberries
  • 2 cups fresh arugula or fresh baby spinach, chopped

Directions

  • In a small bowl, combine the first five ingredients. Place bread on
  • ungreased baking sheets; brush with oil mixture.
  • Broil 3-4 in. from the heat for 1-2 minutes or until lightly browned.
  • Spread with goat cheese. Broil 2-3 minutes longer or until cheese
  • begins to melt.
  • In a small bowl, combine strawberries and arugula; layer over cheese.
  • Yield: 1-1/2 dozen.
Nutritional Facts: 1 piece equals 117 calories, 5 g fat (2 g saturated fat), 8 mg cholesterol, 176 mg sodium, 14 g carbohydrate, 1 g fiber, 3 g protein.