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Thursday, July 21, 2011

Summer Appetizer

For all the readers out there who love a good happy hour with friends, here is a great summer recipe from Whole Foods for Strawberry Brushetta.

Serves 4

A simple and absolutely delicious appetizer. This is an excellent showcase for a high-quality, extra-virgin olive oil, so use the best one you have on hand.

12 slices whole wheat baguette, lightly toasted
4 ounces Humboldt Fog or other fresh goat cheese
1 cup diced strawberries
1 tablespoon extra-virgin olive oil
2 teaspoons balsamic vinegar
1/4 cup sliced fresh basil leaves
Freshly ground black pepper

Spread the baguette slices with goat cheese and top with strawberries, pressing to help the strawberry pieces adhere. Drizzle with olive oil and balsamic vinegar and sprinkle with basil and a generous amount of black pepper.

Per serving: 230 calories (90 from fat), 10g total fat, 4.5g saturated fat, 10mg cholesterol, 400mg sodium, 27g total carbohydrate (2g dietary fiber, 2g sugar), 7g protein

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