Strawberry and Olive Bruschetta with Goat Cheese

Bruschetta made with strawberry, olive and goat cheese. Makes for a great snack or appetizer.

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INGREDIENTS:

1/2 cup balsamic vinegar
12 slices Italian bread
2 tbsp. olive oil
1 lb. DOLE® Chef-Ready Cuts Diced Strawberries, thawed
1 cup black olives, diced
2 tsp. + garnish fresh thyme leaves
salt and ground black pepper, to taste
1 cup goat cheese, room temperature

DIRECTIONS:

  1. Heat vinegar in small skillet over medium-low heat. Simmer 8 to 10 minutes or until reduced by half. Remove from heat; cool to room temperature.
  2. Prepare grill to high heat. Place bread slices on foil-lined baking sheet; brush with olive oil. Grill bread until browned, about 3 minutes per side.
  3. Combine strawberries, black olives, thyme, reduced balsamic vinegar, salt and pepper in medium bowl. Spread goat cheese on toasted bread; spoon strawberry mixture over bread.
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