Strawberry Nectarine Bruschetta

by Krista on July 24, 2013 · 35 comments

Strawberry Nectarine Bruschetta - Healthy Appetizer

Have you ever had one those days where you ate way to much for lunch and are left feeling not so hungry for dinner? Yeah, that was me the other day so I decided to make this Strawberry Nectarine Bruschetta.

I had actually first tried this awesome Bruschetta on the day of my brothers wedding. When us girls were getting all glammed up in the morning, a friend of the mother of the bride {who was also a caterer} stopped by to make a bridal brunch. These Strawberry Nectarine Bruschettas were on the menu.  Not only were they so pretty and cute to look at, but the flavor combinations were amazing. The crunch from the toasted baguette, the creaminess from the goat cheese, the tartness from the strawberries, and freshness from basil. YUM! You will love it! It is the perfect Healthy Appetizer, or lunch, or dinner. :) All I have to say, is if you bring this Strawberry Nectarine Bruschetta to a party, you will definitely be the favorite! :)

To get started, dice 1 nectarine into small pieces and place in a small bowl. {cut around the main seed in the center}

Strawberry Nectarine Bruschetta 1Hull {remove top} and finely dice 8 strawberries and put in bowl with nectarine.

Strawberry Nectarine Bruschetta 2Halve 12 cherry tomatoes and put those in the bowl.

Strawberry Nectarine Bruschetta 3Add 2 Tablespoons of finely diced red onion, 2 1/2 Tablespoons of freshly chopped basil, 1/4 teaspoon of garlic powder, and a pinch of salt. Mix all the ingredients together and set aside.

Strawberry Nectarine Bruschetta 6Cut 1 baguette loaf into 1/2″ pieces, drizzle with olive oil, and put under oven broiler until slightly browned. {approximately 3-4 minutes}

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Evenly spread 4 oz of softened goat cheese over toasted baguette pieces.

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Top each baguette piece with a little bit of the Strawberry Nectarine Bruschetta.

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It is the perfect bite!

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Strawberry Nectarine Bruschetta
 
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Recipe type: Appetizer, Strawberries, Vegetarian
Serves: 25-30 pieces
Ingredients
  • 1 nectarine, finely diced
  • 8 strawberries, hulled and finely diced
  • 12 cherry tomatoes, halved
  • 2 T. red onion, finely diced
  • 2½ T. fresh basil, chopped
  • ¼ tsp. garlic powder
  • salt
  • 1 baguette loaf
  • olive oil for drizzle
  • 4 oz. goat cheese, softened
Instructions
  1. Dice nectarine into small pieces and place in a small bowl. {cut around the main seed in the center}
  2. Hull {remove top} and finely dice strawberries and put in bowl with nectarine.
  3. Halve cherry tomatoes and put those in the bowl.
  4. Add finely diced red onion, freshly chopped basil, garlic powder, and a pinch of salt. Mix all the ingredients together and set aside.
  5. Cut baguette loaf into ½" pieces, drizzle with olive oil, and put under oven broiler until slightly browned. {approximately 3-4 minutes}
  6. Evenly spread softened goat cheese over toasted baguette pieces.
  7. Top each baguette piece with a little bit of the Strawberry Nectarine Bruschetta.

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{ 28 comments… read them below or add one }

Erin July 24, 2013 at 10:00 AM

Yum! Looks so delicious!

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Krista July 24, 2013 at 2:07 PM

Thanks Erin, they are super yummy!

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Gina July 24, 2013 at 10:27 AM

Oh my- I so love bruschetta- I could eat that all day long.

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Krista July 24, 2013 at 2:08 PM

I know us too, we usually have some form of bruschetta for dinner with wine every once in a while. Makes a good date night. :)

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Paula July 24, 2013 at 3:59 PM

Wow, I love traditional bruschetta, this sounds fab with strawberries and nectarines!

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Krista July 24, 2013 at 7:48 PM

Thanks Paula, I’m loving it with the fresh fruit. :)

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Cindy Eikenberg July 24, 2013 at 8:41 PM

Krista, wow, this looks simply fantastic! I absolutely love the idea of using fresh fruit in a bruschetta! Thank so much for the awesome inspiration – pinning and buffering! Hope you are having one fantastic week. :)

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Krista July 25, 2013 at 12:10 PM

Me too… its the way to go. I’ve also made an avocado one and it is delicious… basically anything bruschetta is amazing. Thanks for sharing and for stopping by, always love seeing your comments. :)

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Ashley | Spoonful of Flavor July 25, 2013 at 12:30 PM

Strawberry bruschetta is one of my favorite appetizers. I love how you include nectarine and tomato, so many delicious and unique sweet flavors.

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Krista July 26, 2013 at 8:20 AM

Thanks Ashley, you will love all the fresh fruits in this dish and with the goat cheese is it awesome. Thanks for stopping by, I love seeing your sweet comments! :)

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Julie @ This Gal Cooks July 27, 2013 at 7:17 PM

I love this fresh appetizer, Krista! Pinned!

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Krista July 27, 2013 at 8:13 PM

Thanks so much Julie, I always love seeing your comments and appreciate your “pin love”. :)

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marcie July 28, 2013 at 11:35 AM

This is right up my alley! That sweet/savory combination with that creamy goat cheese has to be irresistible. This is getting pinned!

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Krista July 28, 2013 at 9:52 PM

I am all about adding a little sweet to those savory dishes, you are a girl after my own heart. Thanks for the smile and the pin love! :)

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Lauren July 28, 2013 at 8:45 PM

I love bruschetta, especially in the summertime. This sounds very refreshing!

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Krista July 28, 2013 at 9:55 PM

Me too! It’s so good, always is light and refreshing! This one is definitely a winner! :) Thanks for stopping by and the sweet comments Lauren!

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Julie @ This Gal Cooks July 28, 2013 at 10:04 PM

Stopping by to show some more love to this recipe, Krista! Thanks for sharing at Marvelous Mondays. Pinning to the MM Board and sharing on Facebook and Twitter tomorrow! :)

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Krista July 29, 2013 at 1:29 PM

Awww…spanks Julie! I will always accept love from you! :) Thanks for sharing!

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Kim July 28, 2013 at 10:12 PM

Yum Krista! These look super delicious. I have a strawberry watermelon salsa recipe, but I LOVE the use of the nectarines. I’m planning on making this soon. Thanks so much for linking to the Weekend Potluck last week. Have a terrific week!

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Krista July 29, 2013 at 8:35 AM

Oh.. strawberry watermelon! That sounds delicious and refreshing! Thanks for stopping by Kim and for throwing your awesome party!

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Heather Who Needs a Cape? July 29, 2013 at 8:05 AM

Love the idea of a fruit bruschetta – yum! Sounds so good for a summer munchie! Saw you over at 6 sisters and had to come over!

Would love to have you come over and link up to Super Sunday! It’s still going on :) Hope we see you there!!!

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Krista July 29, 2013 at 1:24 PM

Thanks so much Heather! Fresh fruit bruschetta is awesome and definitely refreshing and light for the summer! :) Thanks for stopping by and thanks for the invite!

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Maria July 29, 2013 at 3:16 PM

I love the idea of a sweet fruit bruschetta topping, especially in the summer time, it sounds delicious!!!! Great idea!!!

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Krista July 30, 2013 at 1:01 PM

Thanks Maria, it is delicious, especially with the goat cheese and crunchy bread! :) Thanks for stopping by, I hope you have a fantastic day!

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Adelina Priddis July 31, 2013 at 11:29 PM

I could look at your photos all day long, and feel satisfied. I’m sure the nectarines and strawberries mix so nicely.
Thanks for sharing on Foodie Friday

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Krista August 1, 2013 at 7:23 AM

Thanks Adelina, it is definitely one of my favorite fruit Bruschettas. Thanks for stopping by and paying me a visit!

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Tara August 15, 2013 at 9:55 PM

These were wonderful! I received cherry tomatoes, nectarines, and strawberries in my csa box and made these right away. I loved the flavor combination!

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Krista August 15, 2013 at 10:34 PM

I know right! :) Awesome, so glad to hear that you liked them Tara! Thanks for the sweet comments, I hope you have a great weekend.

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