The way the tangy, slightly salty goat cheese works with the syrupy, balsamic-coated strawberries and crispy, charred bread is a thing of beauty.

Recipe Summary

prep:
10 mins
cook:
15 mins
total:
25 mins
Servings:
6
Yield:
12 slices
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Ingredients

6
Original recipe yields 6 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • Heat vinegar in a small skillet over medium-low heat. Simmer until reduced by about half, 8 to 10 minutes. Remove from heat and allow to cool to room temperature.

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  • Prepare a grill for high heat. Place bread slices on a foil-lined baking sheet and drizzle with olive oil.

  • Combine strawberries and thyme in a small bowl and set aside.

  • Grill bread on the preheated grill until browned, about 3 minutes per side.

  • Spread goat cheese on toasted bread. Add black pepper, salt, and reduced vinegar to the strawberry mixture. Spoon over the goat cheese topped bruschetta. Garnish with additional thyme.

Cook's Note:

You can toast the bread under the broiler instead of on a grill if needed.

Nutrition Facts

303 calories; protein 12.3g 25% DV; carbohydrates 29.9g 10% DV; fat 15.2g 23% DV; cholesterol 29.9mg 10% DV; sodium 460.1mg 18% DV. Full Nutrition
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Most helpful positive review

Rating: 5 stars
05/10/2014
Let me make this perfectly clear....I Don't like goat cheese, too earthy. I don't like strawberries, too many little seeds to get caught in my teeth. I don't like Balsamic vinegar, too strong, and you want me to reduce it as well....PLEASE. I DO like this recipe, exactly as posted....go figure. Read More
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Most helpful critical review

Rating: 3 stars
03/13/2013
I had some goat cheese that I wanted to use so I tried this recipe. It might have been better on bread but I mounded the goat cheese on a serving plate then drizzled the strawberry mix over the cheese and served it with crackers. I liked the flavors but my guests were ho-hum about this presentation. Read More
(8)
114 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 91
  • 4 star values: 20
  • 3 star values: 2
  • 2 star values: 0
  • 1 star values: 1
Rating: 5 stars
05/10/2014
Let me make this perfectly clear....I Don't like goat cheese, too earthy. I don't like strawberries, too many little seeds to get caught in my teeth. I don't like Balsamic vinegar, too strong, and you want me to reduce it as well....PLEASE. I DO like this recipe, exactly as posted....go figure. Read More
(49)
Rating: 5 stars
08/23/2012
I have made this using basil instead of the thyme and its amazing!!! People always ask me for the recipe. Read More
(38)
Rating: 5 stars
07/25/2012
I changed this a little although I'm sure it would still deserve 5 stars as written. This made an extremely good dessert for my Sunday dinner. I used a frozen pound cake (thawed) instead of oiled bread and only broiled it on one side for one minute. However I followed all the rest of the recipe. Everyone at the dinner loved it even one person who HATES balsamic vinegar!!! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
11/25/2012
Tastes fan-freakin'-tastic. The saucy cut-up fruit does not travel well. Wait til it's the last possible moment to mix it up. Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
09/30/2012
Good. I had some trouble reducing the vinegar it turned hard fast. But the flavors came together well in the end. Read More
(18)
Rating: 5 stars
11/07/2012
This is outstanding!!! I am afraid of our grill so I toasted the bread in the oven but otherwise followed the directions exactly. It got rave reviews even by the kids. Definitely one of my new favorites. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
08/07/2013
These are amazing!! We took the advice of another and used basil instead of thyme. My kids 12 & 7 ask for these daily and even the picky hubs likes them too. Thanks for the great recipe! Read More
(12)
Rating: 4 stars
06/12/2013
I enjoyed this but thought the thyme was a little overpowering for my taste. I am going to make again using basil. The flavor is really great with the tanginess and the sweet from the vinegar, cheese, and strawberry. Read More
(9)
Rating: 3 stars
03/13/2013
I had some goat cheese that I wanted to use so I tried this recipe. It might have been better on bread but I mounded the goat cheese on a serving plate then drizzled the strawberry mix over the cheese and served it with crackers. I liked the flavors but my guests were ho-hum about this presentation. Read More
(8)
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