Cherry Mint Goat Cheese Crostini

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.

Ricotta Fig Lavender Crostini

Blackberry Lavender Goat Cheese Crostini

Goat Cheese Cardamom Cherry Crostini

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! :)

 

Cherry Mint Goat Cheese Crostini

Ingredients

  • 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

Instructions

  1. Place the goat cheese, honey, and mint in a cup of your blender, and whip for 30-60 seconds until airy and light.
  2. Place the baguette on a dry skillet and toast until the desired color. Turn over.
  3. Spread the goat cheese over the crostini and top with the cherries. Serve immediately.
  4. Enjoy!

Notes

havocinthekitchen.com

http://www.havocinthekitchen.com/cherry-mint-goat-cheese-crostini/

 

3 Thoughts on “Cherry Mint Goat Cheese Crostini

  1. What a pretty and beautiful looking crostini. I love to eat Crostini as a meal, and you are so true that they are so simple and delightful these crostinis are. Although I love a good summer day under 25°C, the combo of humid and hot is really something that I hate too. Goat Cheese Cardamom Cherry Crostini is gonna be my favorite too, Ben. And absolutely loving everything about these pretty and delish crostinis. I am gonna try this next time when I buy the cherries. Have a lovely weekend. :)
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  2. I’m with you 100 percent on crostini as a meal! I’m a bread-a-holic. Throw in some delicious toppings and what more does a person need? I guess we sent some of the Phoenix heat your way as it’s cooled down to 102 today :). I hope you cool off soon, Ben, and have a great week!
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  3. Crostini totally do make Mondays more bearable! :-) And, yes, it has been insanely hot lately. We just got back from Maryland (~6 hours south of here), and it was so.darned.hot down there. I grew up in the deep south, but I have no idea how I managed! Anyways, love the combination of flavors you’ve got going on here, Ben. I can’t get enough creamy goat cheese. It’s just so good! Hope your week is off to a great start so far!
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