Goat Cheese and Strawberry Tartines or Strawberry Toasts are a perfect summer starter! With fresh, sliced, peak of the season berries and a smear of goat cheese, these tartines will create a lot of attention, then elicit loads of compliments!!
Today’s French Fridays with Dorie recipe, like last week’s Pistachio Avocado, was simple with minimal ingredients. Toasted baguette slices were smeared with tangy chèvre, or goat cheese, then topped with luscious, ripe strawberries, a grinding of fresh pepper and a few drops of balsamic vinegar. The resulting Goat Cheese and Strawberry Tartines are a perfect nibble for that June dinner party. Or for someone like me, who’s ready to eat dinner at 5 PM despite our 6:30 dinner reservations, an elegant, delicious snack.
What is a Tartine?
I had never heard the word “tartine” till I joined the French Fridays with Dorie group. A tartine is a French open faced sandwich topped with a rich spread…like this goat cheese or the Nutella which we previously featured. Dorie likes hers with a chilled glass of white wine…and who’s to argue with the expert!
The bread can vary as can the fruit…fresh or dried…cherries or figs…depending on the season. These were scrumptious. And here’s a shocker…even picky ol’ Bill wanted to try a Goat Cheese and Strawberry Tartine after spying a platter of them in the fridge. I’m slowly wearing him down…as there was a time he wouldn’t touch goat cheese. I’m celebrating the wee victories.
More Strawberry Recipes:
The versatile strawberry can be used for appetizers, salads, entrees, and of course, desserts!
- Over 30 Strawberry Desserts from Cupcakes and Kale Chips
- Strawberry Bacon Brie Salad
- Spinach Strawberry Salad
- Strawberry Glazed Salmon
- Strawberry Eton Mess
- Easy Strawberry Mousse
- Chocolate Pavlova with Strawberries
- Strawberry Buttermilk Scones
- More Appetizer Recipes
- Baguette slices (about 1/3 inch thick)
- Goat cheese
- Ripe strawberries (sliced or cut in half)
- Freshly ground black pepper
- Aged balsamic vinegar
- Toast baguette slices. Cool, then spread with goat cheese and top with berries. Sprinkle with pepper and balsamic vinegar.
Depending on the sizer of your baguette and amount of goat cheese, your servings will vary.