We love to visit our local farmer’s market on a summer Saturday morning…sipping coffee/tea, picking out fresh produce, and tasting delicious treats. Below is a recipe for an appetizer that I threw together for a party, using mostly ingredients from our farmer’s market. I love this because all of the ingredients are in season and super fresh, so making it this time of year is ideal!
What You Need:
1 cup diced Peaches
1 cup diced, peeled, seeds removed Cucumber
1 cup cooked Corn, cut off the cob
1 cup diced tomatoes of your choice (I used red/yellow cherry tomatoes)
2-3 tbsp chiffonade of Basil
4oz fresh Goat Cheese at room temp. (I used a honey flavored one)
1 tbsp of Balsamic Glaze (plus a little extra to drizzle on top at the end)
1 tbsp Olive Oil
1 French Baguette
In a large bowl combine your peaches, cucumbers, corn, and tomatoes. Then add the olive oil, balsamic glaze and goat cheese to the bowl and stir in until the goat cheese combines all the ingredients. (pictured below)
Put this mixture in the refrigerator for at least an hour.
Preheat your oven to 400 degrees.
Cut your baguette diagonally in about 1/8 inch thick slices. Arrange in a single layer on a non-stick baking sheet. Brush tops of slices with olive oil or spray with olive oil spray and sprinkle with salt and pepper to taste. Toast slices until golden brown, about 5 minutes, and cool on racks.
Once cooled, spoon a little of your mixture on each toasted slice of baguette. Add a little extra drizzle of balsamic glaze to each piece and sprinkle on some of your basil.
Enjoy this summer treat : )