It’s basically summer on toast. And there ain’t nothing wrong with that! It’s been a while since I’ve posted an appetizer recipe and now I’ve got one that’s gonna be your go-to summer app! Grilled sourdough with creamy mascarpone and goat cheese topped with the sweetest ever tomatoes and a balsamic glaze… YES PLEASE!
Invite some friends over, pour yourselves a glass of wine, and enjoy these bites of bliss. I served these with a crisp glass of Santa Rita Sauvignon Blanc and it was perfection!
I can’t think of a better way to spend a warm summer night. Wine, bread, cheese? I’m in.
Grilled Mascarpone & Goat Cheese Crostini w/ Burst Tomatoes & Balsamic Glaze
- 1 rustic baguette, sliced 1/4 inch thick into 15-20 slices (sourdough or french bread are also fine)
- 2 tablespoons olive oil
- 4 cups cherry tomatoes
- 1/2 teaspoon garlic powder
- 8 ounces mascarpone cheese, at room temperature
- 8 ounces goat cheese, at room temperature
- Balsamic glaze for drizzing
- Preheat your grill to medium heat. Lightly brush both sides of the sliced bread with the olive oil and sprinkle with salt and pepper. In a bowl, toss the tomatoes with remaining oil, just enough to coat, a pinch of salt, and the garlic powder.
- Grill the bread 1-3 minutes on each side, until crisp. Set aside. Take a large piece of aluminum foil and create a little basket. Pour the tomatoes in the foil basket and grill until tomatoes begin to burst, about 7-10 minutes. Remove from heat and set aside.
- Mix together the mascarpone and goat cheese until well combined. Assemble the crostini. Spread the cheese mixture on a slice of grilled bread, top with 3-4 tomatoes, and drizzle with a little balsamic glaze. Repeat until all crostini are assembled. Enjoy!