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Whipped Feta with Roasted Balsamic Strawberries

Prep Time10 mins
Cook Time30 mins
Total Time40 mins
Servings: 6 servings

Ingredients

For the whipped feta dip:

  • 1 large baguette
  • 8 ounces feta cheese crumbled
  • 3 ounces cream cheese
  • 1 tablespoon extra virgin olive oil
  • 2 tablespoons lemon juice freshly squeezed
  • 1 clove garlic minced
  • salt and pepper (to taste)

For the roasted balsaic strawberries:

  • 3 cups frozen strawberries
  • 2 tablespoons balsamic vinegar
  • 2 teaspoons honey
  • teaspoon salt
  • 12 leaves fresh basil

Instructions

  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Slice baguette into 1/2 inch slices and place on large baking sheets. Bake for 8 minutes or until rounds are crispy. Set aside. Increased temperature to 400 degrees.
  • Prepare the whipped feta cheese spread by placing feta cheese, cream cheese, lemon juice, 1 tablespoon olive oil, garlic, salt, and pepper in food processor and mix until completely combined. Spread into a shallow bowl and then cover bowl with plastic wrap. Refridgerate.
  • Toss frozen strawberries with balsamic vinegar, honey, and salt. Place in preheated oven to roasted for 30-40 minutes or until mixture is bubbly and juice from strawberries have released. Remove from oven and let cool completely.
  • Remove feta spread from refirgerator and place roasted strawberries on top of the spread. Thinly julienne the rest of the basil into very thin ribbons and sprinkle them over the top of the spread. Serve immediately with crispy bread.