If you have 10 minutes and only five ingredients, you can serve these Blueberry Basil Bruschetta and be blown away with how easy and delicious they are.
From the first time I ever tried goat cheese, I knew I'd never be the same.
With its creamy texture and mildly pungent taste, goat cheese is the perfect accompaniment for some of Mother Nature's sweetest little things, like her seasonal fruits and berries.
**Please Note - The printable recipe card with detailed instructions, complete ingredient measurements, and nutritional information for making Blueberry Basil Bruschetta is available at the end of this post. OR you can hit the "jump to recipe" button (found above) to be taken directly to the recipe.
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This recipe was originally shared in 2016. This post has been updated with additional information, including a recipe card, but the recipe itself has remained unchanged.
How this recipe came to be:
Welcome readers to what I've self-proclaimed for my blog as "Berry Week."
I have three very special berry recipes that I'm over-the-moon excited to be sharing with you this week.
They range from an appetizer (this one for Blueberry Basil Bruschetta) to a Strawberry Sriracha BBQ sauce (for all of your backyard grilling needs), to some fun and patriotic Red, White and Blue Dessert Nachos.
Don't like goat cheese?
Try it with a drizzle of honey and you may change your mind.
The touch of sweetness the honey lends to the earthy creamy goat cheese is absolutely delicious.
Using honey gives these goat cheese appetizers a sweet little kick of unexpected flavor that melds extremely well with the pungency of the goat cheese.
Substitution for goat cheese?
I'd suggest a softened cream cheese or even a Boursin cheese.
*Special note - If using the Boursin cheese recipe (linked above), you may want to adjust the amount of fresh herbs used in that recipe to compliment this blueberry basil bruschetta recipe. The choice is yours, of course.
Why this recipe works:
They're a super-fast appetizer to make, and they're super hard to resist.
Trust me when I tell you this. During my photography session, I decided to take one bite (for artistic purposes only, of course, haha), and before I knew it, I was downing the second one with hardly a breath in between.
Can these appetizers be made in advance?
Yes, but I wouldn't make them longer than 4 hours before you plan to serve them so the baguettes stay crispy.
Also, do NOT top the appetizers with basil until right before you're ready to serve them so the basil won't oxidize and turn brown.
Once made, keep the goat cheese topped bruschetta in the refrigerator until ready to serve.
When ready to serve, allow the goat cheese and blueberry appetizers to come to room temperature for 15 minutes for maximum flavor, and top with fresh basil.
What is chiffonade and how to do it?
How to make blueberry basil bruschetta:
- Slice a baguette diagonally, into approximately ½" thickness.
- Toast the sliced baguettes in a dry skillet until browned.
- Spread goat cheese evenly onto the toasted baguette slices.
- Season each goat cheese baguette with black pepper.
- Top with fresh blueberries, fresh basil chiffonade, a liberal drizzle of honey, and a light sprinkling of salt.
Below is the printable recipe card along with the exact ingredient measurements and nutritional information for making today's super fast and easy goat cheese appetizer recipe.
Printable Recipe Card
Blueberry Basil Bruschetta
- 12 pieces diagonally sliced baguette approximately ½" thickness
- 4 ounces goat cheese
- 1 pint blueberries
- 3 tablespoons honey
- kosher salt and pepper to taste
- 3 tablespoons fresh basil leaves cut into ribbons
- Serrated knife for slicing the baguette
- Skillet for toasting the baguette
- butter knife or offset spatula for spreading the goat cheese
- cutting board and chefs knife for slicing the baguette and slicing the basil
- serving platter
- Toast the sliced baguette in a skillet until browned and toasted on both sides.
- Spread the goat cheese liberally and evenly onto the toasted baguette slices.
- Sprinkle evenly with black pepper.
- Top the goat cheese with fresh blueberries, pressing them gently in place.
- Drizzle each bruschetta liberally with honey.
- Sprinkle lightly with salt and top with ribbons of fresh basil leaves.
The following photos are the ones I was telling you about when I took a bite (because I wanted the shot), and then before I could stop myself I quickly gobbled up another because they tasted SO darned good.
I sincerely hope you've enjoyed today's easy appetizer recipe for Blueberry Basil Bruschetta as much as I've enjoyed bringing it to you!