A delectable mix of sweet and savoury. Try these cream cheese balsamic toasts with juicy strawberries.

  • Serves: 6 people
  • Prep time: 10 minutes
  • Cooking time: 15 minutes
    • Irish
    • Vegetarian

    Strawberry & Balsamic Toasts

    Recipe Information

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    200ml Balsamic Vinegar

    Ciabatta Loaf, part-baked

    Punnet of fresh Strawberries

    Tub of Soft Cheese

    Black Pepper

    A handful of fresh Mint


    Start by making a balsamic reduction.

    Place the balsamic vinegar into a saucepan and place over a high heat. Bring to a vigorous simmer and then turn down the heat to keep it at a low simmer. Keep simmering and stirring for about 15 minutes until the vinegar has reduced and thickened. Be careful to keep an eye on it towards the end so that it doesn’t thicken too much. When it coats a spoon and drizzles well, it’s done.

    Slice the ciabatta loaf into rounds. Toast under the grill. Slice the strawberries.

    Slather the toast with cream cheese and arrange the strawberries on top.

    Drizzle with some balsamic reduction. Crack some black pepper on top. Sprinkle some finely chopped fresh mint on top. Serve immediately.