Simple and delightful, these Cherry Mint Goat Cheese Crostini make a fancy summer appetizer or a beautiful meal.
Hi, friends! I hope you’re doing well, and you’re excited about upcoming Monday. Did I just say a silly thing? Well, I guess so. Please forgive me. First of all, it’s sad to wrap this weekend up. Secondly, it’s been so hot outside for these two days. My brain is melting out.
I don’t mind hot weather (although I prefer comfortable 17-22 degrees C). I just cannot stand being hot and humid at the same time. Brrr.
I literally lose the ability to coherently think and talk. That’s why I am kindly asking for your permission to keep it simple today.
Hopefully, these delightful Cherry Mint Goat Cheese Crostini will help you to forgive me.
Indeed, bruschettas and crostini are one of my favorite summer meals. I can easily live on rustic bread, olive oil, herbs, and tomatoes. Are you with me? However, today we’re going to have a fancier meal if you don’t mind.
Last summer and early fall I was making a few simple yet tasty ideas. Perhaps, you can find something right up your alley.
Have you liked any of these? My personal favorite were these Goat Cheese Cardamom Cherry Crostini. I’m telling you, this combo of cardamom and cherries was spot on!
This year I decided to make another cherry crostini, this time with mint. We have plenty of mint in our garden and on the balcony. Every year we try to plant a new (to us) kind of mint, so this year we’ve been growing quite a few varieties from more classic orange and lemon to more exotic mojito and ginger mint. On a side note, recently I’ve found there’s lavender mint (This totally makes sense because mint and lavender are great friends.) Can you possibly imagine my excitement?
One of my favorite kind has been chocolate mint for a few years. I adore it for being highly aromatic and delicate at the same time. If you have some chocolate mint, you’ve got to try chocolate mint lemonade.
All right, back to our Cherry Mint Goat Cheese Crostini. Well, there’s nothing much to say about them. Crispy bread, piquant goat cheese, a little of dulcet honey, succulent sweet cherries, and fresh chocolate mint. Would you like to make this beauty even more sophisticated? Sprinkle this with some roasted pistachios!
I’m telling you – even Monday are more bearable with this crostini! :)
- 7-9 slices baguette
- 1/2 cup soft goat cheese
- 1-2 teaspoons honey
- 1 cup pitted cherries, halved
- few chocolate mint (or other kind) leaves, chopped
- Place the goat cheese, honey, and mint in a cup of your blender, and whip for 30-60 seconds until airy and light.
- Place the baguette on a dry skillet and toast until the desired color. Turn over.
- Spread the goat cheese over the crostini and top with the cherries. Serve immediately.