Strawberry & Blue Cheese Bruschetta

2 Reviews
From: EatingWell Magazine May/June 2013

In this healthy bruschetta recipe, the big, bold, salty, tangy flavor of blue cheese makes an unexpected but utterly delicious match with sweet juicy strawberries. This bruschetta recipe makes a quick, easy appetizer and is so pretty topped with chopped green chives.

Ingredients 12 servings

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  • 12 medium strawberries, hulled and sliced
  • 1 teaspoon sugar
  • 1/4 cup (2 ounces) reduced-fat cream cheese (Neufchâtel)
  • 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

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  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.

Nutrition information

  • Serving size: 1 piece
  • Per serving: 66 calories; 2 g fat(1 g sat); 1 g fiber; 10 g carbohydrates; 2 g protein; 5 mcg folate; 5 mg cholesterol; 1 g sugars; 0 g added sugars; 69 IU vitamin A; 8 mg vitamin C; 20 mg calcium; 1 mg iron; 133 mg sodium; 33 mg potassium
  • Carbohydrate Servings: 1/2
  • Exchanges: 1/2 starch, 1/2 fat

Reviews 2

October 28, 2013
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By: EatingWell User
Easy and Delicious! Although getting good strawberries at Christmas may be difficult, since there is a little added sugar I'm not sure it really matters. I sliced them very thin and layered on top of the blue cheese/cream cheese mixture and with the chives on top it looked very festive. This was very easy to make and both the bruschetta and and cheese mixture can be made ahead and then quickly assembled. I highly recommend it. Pros: Very easy to make.
July 05, 2013
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By: EatingWell User
Great Party Hit Took this to a party(of Foodies) it was a huge hit. Great taste sensation Pros: interesting tast combination Cons: got a little soft cold