I just discovered figs this season. Can you believe it? I know, I feel like I'm totally behind the times. How did I not know that these brown little fruits were juicy, succulent and delicious?
Well to say that I've been enjoying them is an understatement. I've been tasting and experimenting, and loving every minute of it. Thinking that I would like them most in the form of a tart or pie, that's what I started with, but I've come to realize that I actually prefer to eat these wonderful gems in their true form.
Just sliced and served.
This crostini is stunning. The goat cheese and pesto, lightly spread on a grilled slice of gluten-free bread is the perfect base to the sweet figs. And topped with a drizzle of balsamic syrup and you'll be sent to heaven.
Fig & Goat Cheese Crostini with Balsamic Drizzle
- Add goat cheese, basil, nutritional, salt, pepper and oil to a food processor and process until smooth.
- In a small sauce pan, add the balsamic vinegar and honey, and whisk together until the honey has dissolved. Bring the mixture to a boil and turn down to simmer until the liquid has reduced by half, about 2 - 3 minutes.
- Assemble the crostinis by spreading the goat cheese mixture on each slice of bread. Top with sliced figs and drizzle with warm balsamic syrup.