Goat Cheese, Beet & Pistachio Crostinis with Fig Balsamic Drizzle

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I had some girlfriends visiting yesterday, and there are few things we love more than sitting around the kitchen table, chatting over snacks (typically with a glass of wine!) We always have the usual suspects: cheese and crackers, a dip or guac, fruits and veggies, and often some oven-baked options–keeping our palates intrigued as we giggle our way through catch-up conversation.

Inspired by the popular salad combination, I took a few familiar characters and let them play together on a crostini. The crunchy toast cracker is an ideal base for creamy goat cheese, acidic beets, savory pistachios and sweet fig balsamic drizzle. It’s got that multi-dimensional feel, allowing a variety of flavors and textures to sing. We dainty ladies (ha!) quickly cleared the first tray, and I continued to make more for us all to enjoy.

This gourmet-style appetizer is a great way to wow your guests without spending a whole lot of time prepping. Perhaps a sophisticated snack for Sunday’s Super Bowl or the next televised awards ceremony?

Ingredients:

crostini

1 package Original New York Style Panetini oven baked Italian toast

1 (4 oz.) container spreadable goat cheese (I used Vermont Creamery)

JD Gourmet Barrel Aged Fig Balsamic Vinegar

About 1/2 cup chopped pistachios

About 1/2 cup fresh cooked beets, chopped (see photo above)

Instructions:

Dice beets into tiny squares.

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Roughly chop pistachios, unless you bought them already prepared.

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Spread goat cheese onto each crostini.

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Add beets.

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Top with pistachios.

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Drizzle on fig balsamic.

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Eat and enjoy over some great girl-talk! (Or manly conversation. Whichever you prefer…)

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