Strawberry, Basil and Balsamic Crostini with Whipped Feta
1 baguette, cut into 1"thick slices
1/4 cup + 2 tablespoons olive oil
salt and pepper
7 oz feta
4 oz soft goat cheese like chèvre
1/4 cup basil, chiffonade
2 pints strawberries, quartered or sliced
2 tablespoons balsamic vinegar
Preheat the oven to 400 F.
Lay the baguette slices out in a single layer on a baking sheet. Brush the tops with the 2 tablespoons of olive oil and season with salt and pepper. Bake for 15-20 minutes or until golden brown and crispy. Remove from the oven and cool to room temperature.
While the bread bakes, place the goat cheese, feta, and remiaining 1/4 cup of olive oil in a food processor. Blend until smooth.
Spread the goat cheese mixture onto the crostini in a nice layer, repeat with remaining crostini. Place on a plate or platter.
In a medium bowl toss together the strawberries, most of the basil (leave a little for garnish), the balsamic and a large pinch of salt. Toss together and then spoon on top of the crostini. Serve immediately.