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 really just toast.
Fabulous, amazing toast.
Get the freshest sourdough bread round you can find, then slice and toast it with a drizzle of good olive oil.
Swirl softly whipped goat cheese spiked with honey on each toast and top with juicy slices of sun-warmed nectarines.
Finish it off with a dusting of flake sea salt and fresh basil and you’ve got in your hands one of the best things you’ll eat all summer.
Not much else 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.
Toast gets bonus points for being quick, plus it doesn’t heat up the whole house.
It’s satisfying and a little indulgent and not too filling.
Easy and perfect for breakfast, lunch or even dinner.
Basically the most perfect thing to eat in the whole wide world – and just that simple.
Here’s another toasty idea for you: Goat Cheese Toasts with Cranberry Compote
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Nectarine Toast With Honey Goat Cheese
- 4 slices Sourdough bread, 1" slices
- 4 ounces Goat Cheese, lightly softened
- 1 tablespoon Olive oil
- 2 teaspoons Honey
- 1/4 teaspoon Salt
- 4 Nectarines, organic, washed and dried
- 3 tbsp Honey, for serving
- 1/4 tsp Flake Sea Salt, for serving
- 3 tbsp Basil, fresh, very small leaves or sliced thin
- Heat the oven to the broil setting Prepare a baking sheet by lining it with parchment paper
- Drizzle the sourdough bread slices with olive oil, just enough to lightly cover each slicePlace four bread slices on a baking sheet
- Place the baking sheet on the middle rack of oven, broil the bread until 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 other side
- Remove toasts from the oven and set aside until ready to assemble
- Put the goat cheese, olive oil, and honey in a medium-sized bowl
- Whip the ingredients together using an electric hand-held mixer until very smooth and light in texture, about 2 minutes.
- Add the salt and continue to mix for another minute until combined.
- Slice the nectarines into 1/2" pieces and place in a medium-sized bowl. If the nectarines are tart, add a teaspoon of honey and gently toss.
- To assemble the toasts, divide the cheese mixture among the 4 toasts, about 2 tablespoons of cheese per slice.
- Arrange some nectarine slices on top
- Drizzle with a teaspoon of honey, a pinch of flake sea salt, and some fresh basil leaves and serve.
- I use a bakery round sourdough loaf and cut the slices approximately 1" thick.
- This recipe was updated December 2019
- Super important to read the whole recipe before you begin
- Pay attention to the ingredient list and photos for the recipe
- If possible, prep your ingredients a little before you start
- Always use a sharp knife for safety
- Use the size of pan called for in the recipe
- For savory recipes, taste and season as you go
- Buy fresh, organic ingredients, locally sourced whenever possible
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