Tomatoes pair beautifully with many other fruits - in a salad with mangoes and mozzarella, in a chunky sweet and savory sauce with guava, and here with a fruit I experimented with, honestly, because I wanted to stick to a red color scheme for a Valentine's Day appetizer I made for dinner at home. Enjoy!
—Emily | Cinnamon&Citrus
4 appetizer portions
French Baguette (or pick up a demi-baguette if available)
Turn the oven to Broil. Drizzle the crostini with olive oil and broil roughly 5 minutes (watch carefully!)
Quarter the strawberries and macerate in a bowl with 1 tsp sugar, a pinch of salt and a half pinch of black pepper until a little bit of liquid forms in the bowl. This happens in about 10 minutes or so. Quarter the grape tomatoes and also season this component with a pinch of salt and few grates of black pepper. Combine the strawberries and tomatoes.
Cook balsamic vinegar with honey in a small heavy-bottomed saucepan over medium high heat until reduced by half to a syrupy consistency, about 7 minutes, stirring frequently in the early stages to distribute the honey throughout.
Now, you are ready to compose: place a dollop of buratta on each crostini, being sure to salt and pepper this layer. Spoon on some tomato-strawberry mixture and drizzle with balsamic glaze.