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Easy Strawberry Bruschetta Recipe

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It’s summer… and it’s strawberry season. Celebrate all things warm, bright, and fun with this incredibly simple Strawberry Bruschetta– the easiest summer appetizer, ever. Ready in under 10 minutes, it’s delicious and pretty, perfect for all your gatherings this summer.

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What is Strawberry Bruschetta?

Not only is it one of the easiest summer appetizers you can make, but it’s also really, really good!

Much like traditional tomato bruschetta, this berry version is toasted slices of bread topped with fresh, juicy, and sweet strawberries sitting on a bed of naturally sweetened ricotta, mascarpone, or goat cheese. Bright and flavorful with lemon and fresh herbs.

Perfect for entertaining, it’s an appetizer that takes minutes to make, can dress up or down depending on the gathering, and is summer delicious.

Strawberry Bruschetta on a woven tray ready for serving

How to Serve Strawberry Bruschetta

Summer is all about easy finger foods that are delicious, fresh, and simple to make.

There are so many occasions where quick and easy appetizers are perfect. Think; a summer tea party, baby and wedding showers, a backyard BBQ, or pool parties.

But they’re also good anytime you’re craving a healthy snack… or even enjoy for breakfast. Yes… that’s me, sitting in the garden with a cup of tea, and a sweet, wonderful strawberry bruschetta in hand.

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What ingredients do I need to make Strawberry Bruschetta?

Ingredient measurements can be found in the recipe card at the bottom of this post, but here is all you need to make these simple summer appetizers!

  • Sliced baguette, toasted with a bit of drizzled olive oil. I like using smaller-diameter baguettes in this recipe because it’s easier to carry at gatherings. Any rustic bread will work, though. If the bread is larger, you can cut slices in half or even in quarters before toasting.
  • Cheese: any spreadable topping works great; goat cheese is the most traditional, but whipped feta, honey-sweetened ricotta, or mascarpone are perfect choices too.
  • Fresh strawberries, chopped
  • Herbs: fresh basil leaves are my favorite but I’m growing an abundant amount of mint, so it often finds its way into this recipe too.
  • Lemon juice: for fresh, vibrant flavor.
  • Honey: this brings a beautiful and rich sweetness to already sweet strawberries. I love the combination but you could swap the honey for balsamic vinegar for a more savory approach.
Side view of strawberry bruschetta on a white serving pedestal with fresh basil

Bruschetta Recipe Questions

How toasted should the bread for bruschetta be?

You want the outer edges of the bread toasted and golden while the inside is a bit softer. I find that 2 to 3 minutes under the broiler is perfect when the slices are about 1 inch thick.

Can I substitute the strawberries with other fruits?

Yes, you can! While strawberries are the star of this recipe, you can get creative and use other fruits too. Raspberries, blueberries, peaches, or even a combination of fruits would be a delicious alternative.

How long can I store the strawberry bruschetta?

It’s best to enjoy the strawberry bruschetta immediately after preparing it to experience the fresh flavors and textures. However, if you have leftovers, you can store them in an airtight container in the refrigerator for up to 1 day. Just keep in mind that the bread may become slightly soggy over time.

Can I use a different type of bread?

Certainly! While traditional bruschetta is made with crusty Italian bread, you can also use other types of bread. Baguette, ciabatta, or even whole-grain bread would work nicely for this recipe. Just make sure to slice the bread and toast it until it’s golden around the edges before adding the toppings.

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Easy Strawberry Bruschetta Recipe

It's summer strawberry season. Celebrate with this easy Strawberry Bruschetta summer appetizer or healthy snack. Ready in under 10 minutes!
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Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 2 minutes
Total Time: 7 minutes
Servings: 8 servings

Ingredients

  • drizzled olive oil
  • 1 small baguette sliced
  • 4 ounces mascarpone, goat cheese, whipped feta, cream cheese, or honey-sweetened ricotta
  • 1 cup strawberries, chopped
  • 2 teaspoons lemon juice
  • 2-3 tablespoons honey
  • 1 tablespoon fresh basil leaves or herb of choice, chopped

Instructions

  • Preheat the oven to broil and line a baking sheet with parchment.
  • Slice the baguette and place on the prepared baking sheet. Broil for 2 to 3 minutes or until lightly toasted but still soft in the middle.
  • In a small bowl, toss the chopped strawberries with lemon juice and basil leaves.
  • Remove bread slices from the baking sheet and spread goat cheese or mascarpone on the toasted baguette slices.
  • Top each slice with strawberries and a pinch of juillened basil. Drizzle with honey and serve!

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Notes

 

Cheese

Use a spreadable cheese of your choice. If using ricotta or cream cheese, it’s nice to whip it with a tablespoon or so of honey to sweeten it.

Nutrition

Calories: 74kcal | Carbohydrates: 3g | Protein: 1g | Fat: 6g | Saturated Fat: 4g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 0.05g | Monounsaturated Fat: 0.01g | Cholesterol: 14mg | Sodium: 16mg | Potassium: 40mg | Fiber: 0.4g | Sugar: 1g | Vitamin A: 216IU | Vitamin C: 12mg | Calcium: 25mg | Iron: 0.1mg

Nutritional information is only an estimate. The accuracy of the nutritional information for any recipe on this site is not guaranteed.

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Course: Appetizers
Cuisine: American
Keyword: strawberry bruschetta, strawberry crostini

2 Comments

  1. 5 stars
    Absolutely delicious recipe. Right before serving I drizzled a balsamic reduction syrup over the tray. Very impressive and well received

    1. Hi Kay! I’m so happy you enjoyed this recipe. It’s one of our favorites and SO easy to make. My husband also loves a balsamic reduction syrup over the berries. Thank you for trying it and letting me know your thoughts!

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