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Herbed Goat Cheese Crostini Recipe with Roasted Cherry Tomatoes

herbed goat cheese crostini with roasted tomatoes

These crostini with roasted cherry tomatoes and herbed goat cheese are the perfect party appetizers — so beautiful and easy!

Ingredients

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  • 1 french baguette slices, toasted
  • 4 ounces fresh goat cheese
  • 2 oz cream cheese
  • 1 teaspoon fresh rosemary, chopped
  • 45 basil leaves, chopped
  • zest of 1/2 lemon
  • 1/4 teaspoon kosher salt
  • red pepper flakes to taste
  • 2 cups cherry tomatoes, halved
  • 1 teaspoon olive oil
  • 1/2 t kosher salt
  • 1 clove garlic, minced
  • freshly ground black pepper
  • drizzle of balsamic glaze (optional)

Instructions

  1. Preheat oven to 350°.
  2. Mash goat cheese and next 6 ingredients together until well-blended. Cover and chill for 1 hour.
  3. Toss tomato halves in remaining ingredients (except balsamic vinegar) and spread on baking sheet, cut side up, in a single layer. Roast 30-40 minutes.
  4. (Optional) Bring 1 cup of balsamic vinegar to a gentle boil in a small saucepan, then reduce to medium-low heat and simmer for 10-15 minutes to make a glaze.
  5. Let toast and tomatoes cool to room temperature.
  6. Spread goat cheese mixture on toasted bread. Top with a spoonful of tomato mixture. Garnish with more fresh herbs and a drizzle of balsamic reduction if desired.