Sweet, tart, tangy and creamy – this Strawberry Balsamic Toast hits all the right notes!
Whether it’s the middle of summer and sweet strawberries are in season or it’s getting cold in winter and all you can find is frozen, this Balsamic Strawberry Toast is a must!
Breakfast, Lunch, Snack or an entree – this Balsamic Strawberry Toast is perfect for any occasion.
The balsamic strawberries are sweet, tart, and tangy from the balsamic vinegar and pair perfect with the creaminess of the cream cheese. Best of all you can make this any time of year with fresh or frozen strawberries.
Reasons to Love this Balsamic Strawberry Toast
- Restaurant worthy that takes minutes to make!
- Incredibly fresh flavours with the strawberries and fresh basil
- Simple Ingredients
If you haven’t tried balsamic vinegar with sweet instead of savoury you’re missing out! Balsamic and strawberries are basically made for each other, the sweetness of the strawberries and the tanginess from the balsamic just hits all the right notes.
This recipe makes macerated balsamic strawberries which is just a term for sugar being added to fruit. The sugar starts to soften the berry and draw out moisture leading to a sweet syrup that is perfect for desserts, baking and toast!
Balsamic Strawberry Bruschetta
Switch out the bread for a french Baguette. Slice it thinly and toast until crisp. This makes a perfect entree or plate to share!
Balsamic Strawberry French Toast
Use my French Toast recipe and top with the cream cheese and balsamic strawberries. This makes a delicious breakfast!
Balsamic Strawberry Brownies
Top Fudgy Chocolate Brownies with cream cheese and the balsamic strawberries for the ultimate dessert!
Balsamic Strawberry Toast Ingredients
1 Cup Strawberries – These can be fresh or frozen depending what season it is, if they are frozen defrost fully. Remove the stem and slice into 4.
1 tsp Balsamic Vinegar
2 Tbsp Sugar – The sugar will macerate the strawberries so don’t skip it!
4 Bread Slices – Use your favourite kind of bread – brioche, crusty loaf or plain sandwich bread all work.
1/4 Cup Cream Cheese
Basil to serve
How to Make Strawberry Balsamic Toast
In a small bowl add the strawberries, balsamic vinegar and sugar, mix together. Set to the side for about 5 minutes or this can be done well in advance and stored in an airtight container in the fridge.
Take your bread slices and toast them in a toaster or frypan until crispy and golden.
Spread a tablespoon or two of the cream cheese over the toast.
Give the strawberries a quick mix, they should be saucy now, and spoon some over the cream cheese toast. Top with some fresh basil and enjoy!
Common Questions about this Recipe
What type of bread should I use?
You can use whichever type of bread you would like or have on hand. I would recommend something crusty like a rustic white loaf or ciabatta. For a more decadent version brioche is amazing or just plain sandwich bread works too!
What can I use instead of cream cheese?
Ricotta, Cottage Cheese or Mascarpone can all be used here instead of cream cheese.
How long does this keep for?
I would recommend making the strawberry balsamic toast fresh. The balsamic strawberries can be made 2-3 days in advance and kept in the fridge until you are ready to use them.
Other Strawberry Recipes
- 1 Cup Stawberries (fresh or frozen)
- 1 tsp Balsamic Vinegar
- 2 Tbsp White Sugar
- 4 Slices Bread
- 1/4 Cup Cream Cheese
- Fresh Basil
- In a small bowl add the strawberries, balsamic vinegar and sugar, mix together.
- Set to the side for about 5 minutes or this can be done well in advance and stored in an airtight container in the fridge.
- Take your bread slices and toast them in a toaster or frypan until crispy and golden.
- Spread a tablespoon or two of the cream cheese over the toast.
- Give the strawberries a quick mix, they should be saucy now,
- Spoon some of the strawberries over the cream cheese toast.
- Top with some fresh basil and enjoy!
The strawberry mixture can be made well in advance and kept in the fridge for 2-3 days.
Use your favourite type of bread, this could be brioche, ciabatta or a crusty loaf.
The bread in this recipe can be switched with crackers or a baguette to make bruschetta.
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Nutrition Information:Yield: 4 Serving Size: 1
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 159Total Fat: 6gSaturated Fat: 3gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 2gCholesterol: 15mgSodium: 198mgCarbohydrates: 23gFiber: 1gSugar: 9gProtein: 4g
Nutrition information is estimated and not always correct