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.

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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…?)

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It’s super easy to put together too.

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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.
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Spoon your delicious Strawberry-Basil Relish over the top of the top of everything and enjoy!
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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.  
mmmmmm!
What’s your favorite summer breakfast?

10 Comments

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Nicole@Thrifty Decorating said...

July 10, 2012 at 3:47 pm
Your pictures look great! :)
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Shannon at Fox Hollow Cottage said...

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

This looks divine =)
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Lynn said...

July 10, 2012 at 5:15 pm
mmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmm
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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!
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Steph @ The Silly Pearl said...

July 10, 2012 at 9:35 pm
Mmmm is right!
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Eclectically Vintage said...

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

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

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

http://theprudentpantryblog.blogspot.com/2012/07/prudent-projects-smart-solutions-linky_13.html

Have a great day!
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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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