This Nectarine Toast with Honey Goat Cheese captures all the wonderful fresh flavors of the season. This is basically a sweet bruschetta recipe with soft cheese, toasty bread, honey and fresh basil, and it’s absolutely delicious.
I’m a firm believer in calling something what it actually is.
I was going to name this recipe “Nectarine Tartine”, but it rhymed weird and really, what follows here is just good old toast.
That is, crunchy sourdough bread with a base of soft whipped goat cheese spiked with honey and a drizzle of lemon olive oil, and slices of juicy summer nectarines.
And a delicious finish of flake sea salt and fresh basil.
Not much going on in my world this week, unless you count the giant spider that dropped randomly out of sky and straight down the front of my shirt while I was sitting in a business meeting.
This was not good at all because surprisingly, I’m not a fan of giant spiders.
The person sitting next to me was no doubt wondering why I was wildly flailing my arms and swatting myself for a reason known only to me.
While I don’t wish anything bad on spiders, by entering this particular dark hole the poor thing never stood a chance 🙂
So I’ve been a little itchy and paranoid ever since.
And I can’t promise this is the last toast recipe you’ll ever see here on Studio D.
Toast is fun and quick and doesn’t heat up the house. It’s satisfying, a little indulgent and not too filling. It can be made sweet or savory and eaten for breakfast or snacks or a light dinner.
Basically the most perfect thing to eat in the whole wide world – just that simple.
Nectarine Toast With Honey Goat Cheese
- 4 slices Sourdough bread, 1" slices cut from a round
- For the GOAT CHEESE SPREAD
- 4 ounces Goat Cheese, softened
- 1 tablespoon Olive Oil
- 2 teaspoons Honey
- 1/4 teaspoon Salt, flaky sea salt
- 4 Nectarines, fresh, organic, washed and dried
- 3 tbsp. Honey
- 1/4 tsp Salt, flake sea salt
- tbsp Basil leaves, fresh, sliced thin
- TOAST THE BREAD
- Turn oven to "broil" setting and prepare a baking sheet by lining it with parchment paper.
- Drizzle the sourdough bread slices with the olive oil - just enough to lightly cover each slice.
- Place baking sheet on middle rack of oven and broil until bread is lightly brown and crispy on the edges. Remove from oven and turn slices overContinue to broil for a minute or so, just to lightly crisp up the bottom of the slices.
- Remove toasts from oven and set aside until ready to assemble.
- MAKE THE GOAT CHEESE MIXTURE
- Place the goat cheese, olive oil, and honey in a medium sized bowl
- Whip the ingredients together using a hand held electric mixer until very smooth and light in texture, about 2 minutes.
- Add the salt and continue to mix for another minute until combined
- PREPARE THE NECTARINES
- Slice the nectarines to 1/2" in size and place in a medium-sized bowl. If your nectarines taste tart, add a teaspoon of honey and gently toss.
- ASSEMBLE THE TOASTS
- Divide the cheese mixture among the 4 toasts
- Arrange a few nectarine slices on top, roughly one sliced nectarine per toast.
- Drizzle with a teaspoon of honey, a pinch of flake sea salt, and a teaspoon of fresh basil leaves and serve.
- Note: I use a bakery round sourdough loaf and hand cut the slices 1" thick
- This recipe was updated in December 2019
Source: Studio Delicious