The V Spot

Rants, observations and home decorating from a woman with no time for a blog.

Strawberry Basil Relish

One of my favorite summer breakfasts (or snacks) combines two of my favorite seasonal flavors: Strawberries and fresh basil.  Add in some good balsamic vinegar and you have delicious Strawberry Basil Relish.

This yummy strawberry, goat cheese and basil combination has just a touch of balsamic vinegar, and when it’s served on top of a warm, toasty bagel I think it’s a little bite of heaven.

(And did I mention that there’s goat cheese…?)

It’s super easy to put together too.

1. Wash, hull and slice/chop strawberries.
2. Wash, dry and stack a few leaves of fresh basil.
3. Roll up basil leaves and snip into little pieces using a knife or kitchen shears.
Toss strawberries and basil with a drizzle of balsamic vinegar.
Toast up a bagel (I like whole wheat) and crumble the goat cheese onto the warm bagel.
Spoon your delicious Strawberry-Basil Relish over the top of the top of everything and enjoy!
Tip: It tastes even better if your kids are in another room when you eat it.  Fresh strawberries…. fresh basil…. goat cheese… peace and quiet….  with a little drizzle of balsamic.
What’s your favorite summer breakfast?



Nicole@Thrifty Decorating said...

July 10, 2012 at 3:47 pm
Your pictures look great! :)

Shannon at Fox Hollow Cottage said...

July 10, 2012 at 4:40 pm
Why do the taste buds shut down when Legos are flying through the air?

This looks divine =)

Lynn said...

July 10, 2012 at 5:15 pm

Laura@Elegant Nest said...

July 10, 2012 at 6:21 pm
Great pics Viv! I am not a fan of goat cheese...but I would try this with a schmear of cream cheese instead...Yum!

Steph @ The Silly Pearl said...

July 10, 2012 at 9:35 pm
Mmmm is right!

Eclectically Vintage said...

July 11, 2012 at 3:33 am
Me thinks my girls would love this!

Katie said...

July 11, 2012 at 11:22 am
I love combining strawberries and basil together! This relish looks to die for!

Myya said...

July 12, 2012 at 11:54 pm
This sounds soooo good!

The Prudent Pantry said...

July 14, 2012 at 2:14 am
This looks amazing! I love goat cheese but haven't had it in forever. Can't wait to try this!

I would love it if you would share this at my new Smart Solutions linky party. You can link up here:

Have a great day!

Infarrantly Creative said...

August 17, 2012 at 4:56 pm
Oh my heck I totally pinned. I want to try this!

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