Balsamic Strawberry Preserve and Yogurt Crostini Recipe

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Balsamic Strawberry Preserve and Yogurt Crostini Recipe
Patricia Stagich

Tangy meets sweet and creamy meets crisp crostini.

8
Servings
203
Calories Per Serving
Deliver Ingredients

Ingredients

  • 1 Pound fresh strawberries, halved
  • 1/4 Cup sugar
  • 2 sprigs fresh thyme
  • 3 Tablespoons good quality balsamic vinegar
  • 1 baguette, cut into 1/4-inch slices
  • Two 8-ounce containers Greek Strawberry Yogurt

Directions

Place the strawberries in a small saucepan with sugar and thyme sprigs. Bring to a steady boil and cook until strawberries and liquid are thickened and coat the back of a spoon (about 30 minutes). Remove thyme springs and stir in balsamic vinegar. Let cool.

Preheat grill to medium high heat, about 400 degrees. Brush baguette slices lightly with olive oil and grill until golden and crisp.

When the crostini cool, spread with yogurt and a dollop of balsamic strawberries.

Strawberry Shopping Tip

Buying fruits in season when they are at the peak of their freshness make for great tasting food and can save you money.

Strawberry Cooking Tip

Don’t throw out your overripe fruit – instead blend into a smoothie or salad dressing, add to muffin batter, bake into a cobbler, or boil down with sugar and a little lemon juice to make jam.

Nutritional Facts

Total Fat
1g
2%
Sugar
18g
N/A
Saturated Fat
0.2g
1.1%
Protein
9g
17%
Carbs
40g
13%
Vitamin A
2µg
N/A
Vitamin C
35mg
58%
Vitamin D
0.3IU
0.1%
Vitamin E
0.2mg
1.2%
Vitamin K
2µg
2%
Calcium
34mg
3%
Fiber
2g
8%
Folate (food)
35µg
N/A
Folate equivalent (total)
78µg
19%
Folic acid
25µg
N/A
Iron
2mg
10%
Magnesium
21mg
5%
Monounsaturated
0.2g
N/A
Niacin (B3)
2mg
10%
Phosphorus
55mg
8%
Polyunsaturated
0.4g
N/A
Potassium
142mg
4%
Riboflavin (B2)
0.2mg
10.4%
Sodium
247mg
10%
Sugars, added
6g
N/A
Thiamin (B1)
0.3mg
18.7%
Zinc
0.5mg
3.3%