Fourth Of July weekend- one of our family’s favorites! We all always went to my parent’s house at the beach in New Jersey to celebrate. With their move, this Fourth Of July we are looking to start new traditions on the Cape and explore a bit more as a family. I’m really excited for it! My sister and I have been shopping around for the best festive attire to wear too.
I of course also look forward to all the cookout food that we will indulge in over Fourth of July weekend. From cheeseburgers to lobsters, it’s a yummy holiday! And while I may not yet have a festive outfit to wear, I do know one appetizer I’ll be making that weekend- these Patriotic Berry Crostini! Can’t go wrong with a toasted baguette, goat cheese and summer berries in my opinion. Add in a flag display and you’ve got a winner for all of your Fourth of July entertaining needs! This also pairs perfectly with a glass of rose- I did the hard work of testing that out for you!
Let me know your Fourth of July plans in the comments below!
- One french baguette, sliced
- One cup blueberries
- One and a half cups strawberries, thinly sliced
- 1 tablespoon balsamic vinegar
- 1 tablespoon honey
- 4 ounces goat cheese
- Olive oil
Preheat oven to 375 Degrees F.
While oven is heating, slice the baguette, keeping the slides as even as possible. Drizzle olive oil over the sliced baguette.
Bake for approximately fifteen minutes or until bread is golden and crispy.
Remove from oven and allow to cool.
Prep for topping the crostini by preparing a separate bowl of blueberries and bowl of thinly sliced strawberries.
In a small bowl, mix together the balsamic vinegar and honey.
Drizzle the balsamic mixture over the blueberries and strawberries.
Allow the berries to absorb the balsamic-honey mixture for at least thirty minutes.
When ready to serve, spread goat cheese evenly onto each toasted slice of baguette.
Top goat cheese with blueberries and strawberries arranging on a rectangular platter in a flag formation.