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Strawberry & Blue Cheese Bruschetta

May/June 2013

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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.


Strawberry & Blue Cheese Bruschetta

Makes: 1 dozen

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Ingredients

  • 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

Preparation

  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

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: 1/2

Exchanges: 1/2 starch, 1/2 fat


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Recipe Categories

Health & Diet Considerations
Diabetes appropriate
Low carbohydrate
Meal/Course
Snack
Appetizers
Ease of Preparation
Easy
Total Time
30 minutes or less
Servings
8 or more
Main Ingredient
Vegetarian, other
Season
Spring
Summer
Style/Theme
Vegetarian
Type of Dish
Appetizer
Ethnic/Regional
American
Publication
May/June 2013
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