Red. Ripe. Juicy. Strawberries! I couldn’t help but to add another strawberry recipe to May! Let’s face it – if you are a strawberry fan, this is prime pickins’. And, why not – packed full of flavor and nutrients, they are a nutrition home-run.
When choosing strawberries, look for shiny, firm berries with a bright red color. Be sure to store strawberries in the refrigerator and wash right before eating.
This recipe is FABULOUS with a semi-sweet red wine. Try them with your favorite wine, in your lounge chair, on your deck some warm night with a group of your favorite gals – summer at it’s BEST!
Strawberries and Blue Cheese Bruschetta
Recipe adapted from Eating Well
Makes: 1 dozen
All you need:
12 medium strawberries, hulled and sliced
1 teaspoon sugar
1/4 cup (2 ounces) Greek Yogurt cream cheese
1/4 cup crumbled blue cheese
1-2 teaspoons water, if needed
1 tablespoon finely chopped fresh chives, plus more for garnish
1/4 teaspoon freshly ground pepper
12 slices whole-grain baguette (1/4 inch thick), warmed or toasted
All you do:
1. Combine strawberries and sugar in a medium bowl and let stand while you make the cheese spread.
2. Combine cream cheese and blue cheese in a small bowl using a fork. Add water, if necessary, for a thick but spreadable consistency. Stir in 1 tablespoon chives and pepper.
3. Spread about 1 teaspoon of the cheese mixture on each piece of baguette. Top with the sliced berries. Garnish with a sprinkle of chives, if desired.
Per piece: 66 calories; 2 g fat (1 g sat, 0 g mono); 5 mg cholesterol; 10 g carbohydrates; 1 g added sugars; 2 g protein; 1 g fiber; 139 mg sodium; 33 mg potassium. Carbohydrate Servings: ½. Exchanges: 1/2 starch, 1/2 fat.