Strawberry & Mozzarella Toast

Roasted Strawberry Toasts

Great for the gatherings with friends and family, this Strawberry Toasts with Mozzarella Recipe is a hit!

Whether it’s practice for holiday season or a casual get together, this recipe is one to try out! Even though a bit of panic set in just as I typed that statement, I know that I have lots to look forward to during holiday months like December. Traditional tree trimming, checking out the beautiful holiday lights in our neighborhood, baking cookies with the kids and, of course, gathering with family, friends and coworkers.

By far, getting together and sharing great foods with friends and loved ones is one of my favorite things to do during this time of year, but let’s be honest, typical food options are not always the healthiest! No matter how strong our willpower may be, it can be extremely challenging to stick to healthy habits, but I’ve got a delicious recipe that can help keep us all on track. It’s light, healthy and will look beautiful on your holiday table!

Strawberry Toasts with Mozzarella Recipe

This recipe features strawberries dressed in a combo of honey and a balsamic vinegar reduction, then roasted in the oven. Roasting brings out a rich, sweet flavor to the strawberries and this pairs perfectly with melted fresh mozzarella cheese on toasted crusty bread.

Roasted Strawberry Toasts with Mozzarella

Besides adding a bright and festive flair to your holiday spread, strawberries are packed with nutrients that  benefit the entire body.  A serving of eight strawberries has been shown to promote heart health, brain health and even helps with diabetes management. Strawberries have also been shown to reduce the risk of certain cancers. (Source: California Strawberries). The best part? They are naturally sweet, yet low in sugar. A single serving has less than half the sugar of an apple and half the calories of a banana, making them the perfect option for your holiday spread. Though they may be small, strawberries pack a big nutrition and flavor punch to both sweet and savory dishes, so enjoy!

Roasted Balsamic Strawberry Toast w/Mozzarella
Recipe type: Appetizer
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Serves: 4 toasts
 
Ingredients
  • For Balsamic Reduction:
  • • ¾ cup good quality balsamic vinegar
  • For Strawberries:
  • • 1 lb strawberries, cleaned, hulled and cut in half
  • • ¾ tsp honey
  • • 2 tsp balsamic reduction
  • For Toasts
  • • 8 slices of ciabatta or baguette
  • • 2 tbsp olive oil
  • • 4 ounces fresh mozzarella cheese
  • • Fresh basil
Instructions
  1. Preheat oven to 375 degrees.
  2. Over medium heat, add balsamic vinegar into a small saucepan. Heat until vinegar boils, then reduce heat a simmer. Stir occasionally to avoid scorching. Simmer for 10-13 minutes, until vinegar has reduced by at least half and consistency is that of syrup. Set aside.
  3. Place prepared strawberries in a large bowl. Add honey and 2 tablespoons of prepared balsamic reduction to strawberries and mix to combine ingredients.
  4. Transfer berries to a parchment lined baking sheet. Arrange in an even layer. Bake berries for 25-30 minutes. When done, set aside and allow to cool slightly.

 

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194 thoughts on “Strawberry & Mozzarella Toast

  1. I roasted strawberries for a jam once, and haven’t done it since — must rectify the oversight very soon! Thanks for the reminder + the opportunity to win. Happy holidays!

  2. Gina N.

    I love Roasted Balsamic Strawberry with Mozzarella. I serve this often as a salad in my house. My family loves strawberries so I am constantly incorporating them into many recipes and desserts. Thank you for the giveaway chance.

  3. Kathleen

    Strawberry and Florida girls go together. This one anyway put strawberries in it and she will eat it. Overseer. Strawberries ???????????????

  4. Trisha pool

    Omgosh. Strawberry anything. Strawberry pie, strawberry shortcake, strawberry jam, strawberry cheesecake pie, etc. LLove strawberrys!!!!!!!!!!!!

  5. Kristine Richardson

    OMG nobody understands my love for strawberries! It just always makes me so happy. Especially when I receive them as a gift. I love everything strawberry and that is no exaggeration. TY for the chance to win!

  6. Sharon

    We are a family of anything strawberry! Strawberries in salad, jams, ice cream, cakes, smoothies and of course fresh picked are the best! Thanks for the opportunity to win!

  7. Kourtney

    I love strawberries so much. But a couple of years ago I realized I was allergic. I can eat a few but not much out of fear of my tongue and throat swelling to the point of cutting off my airways. 🙁

  8. Deborah Martin

    I love strawberries! My favorite way to eat them is right by thereselves. I fill up when I’m cutting them up or preparing to freeze them, cut 2 up, eat 1.

  9. September Fink

    What a perfect giveaway for us strawberry lovers. On top of that I love strawberries. Anything strawberry, I am there. Yummy

  10. Melinda Berlin

    I love strawberries year round, my latest fascination is freezing them along with other fruits & putting them in a large wine glass & preferably pouring Moscato wine over the fruit to keep the wine cold. When the fruit melts, it’s crazy good as a dessert also.

  11. I love strawberries and think this sounsds delicious. I would try almost any recipe because I was pleasantly surpriszed when my professor stuck strawberries in a salad. I discovered we really need to try things before we knock them. It is delish!

  12. Robin Servetter

    These Roasted Balsamic Strawberry Toasts look amazing!! I plan on making them over the holidays. Thanks for the recipe, and the great giveaway! <3

  13. Kathy Lane

    I love Strawberries! This recipe looks wonderful and thanks for the info on this blog.I didn’t know that Strawberries could reduce the risks of certain cancers.

  14. Penelope A Johnston

    I LOVE Strawberries! On and with everything! They are good in any season and soooo many dishes you can use them in! My daughter could eat a couple pounds of strawberries a day if i let her lol!

  15. Tonda Oakes

    Okay I know this might sound crazy but this year when I made my chocolate covered strawberries i rolled them in Oreo cookie crumbs, for those looking for something fantastic let me tell you it is fantastic!! #giveaway #strawberryholidays!

  16. Jennifer Essad

    we looked forward to late May and the month of June living in Michigan, going to pick strawberries. So many great places in the USA to enjoy farm fresh produce

  17. Lori Williams

    I think this is one recipe that my family will be asking for me to make over and over again!! It looks amazing. I can’t wait to give it a try. I have never thought to roast strawberries before. Thank you for sharing.

  18. Alita Alexander

    These recipes look incredible! We love strawberries! So difficult to keep them at home! Everyone gobbles them down! haha… Thank you for the new recipes!

  19. Sarah Arellano

    Strawberries are LIFE! Strawberry Jam, Strawberry Chicken, Strawberries in Salad, Strawberry shortcake! Babies love them! Husband has a handful of strawberries every day in his lunch SERIOUSLY buy 2 big 3lb packs of strawberries from sams club a week!

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