Oh. My. Gosh. Listen to me right now. I have instructions for you. Stand up, get in your car, drive to the nearest grocery store, buy a whole grain baguette, goat cheese, peaches, and basil, go home, and MAKE THESE RIGHT THIS SECOND.
You guys. It is not often that I lose my mind this much over a recipe. Yes, I only post things on here that I love, love, looooovveee, but there are only a handful of recipes that are so good that I want to run around my house cheering. And this is one of them.
Peaches…goat cheese….basil…toast…why? Why is it so good? What happened? I don’t know. I can’t explain these things. I am convinced that goat cheese, basil, and peaches are one of those classic combinations that is just undiscovered. Like pork and apples, citrus and fish (WHY AM I HAVING SUCH A HARD TIME THINKING OF OTHER FAMOUS CLASSIC COMBINATIONS??? #strug), etc…
Let’s just chat about these for a minute.
Bottom layer: perfectly toasted whole wheat bread that has been brushed with olive oil and baked to slightly crunchy perfection.
Second layer: creamy goat cheese spread across the baked, toasted bread.
Third layer: a slice of peach – not too thick, not too thin – maybe a little less than an inch?
Fourth layer: sliced basil.
Fifth “layer” (not sure I would technically consider this a layer, but we’re goin’ with it): black pepper – this step adds more than you think! Depth and complexity, people. Lay-as of flavaaa.
These layers come together to form LITERALLY the most perfect bite that has ever existed EVER. It is crunchy, creamy, bright, peppery, sweet, tangy, herby – it is everything. Foods that form “the perfect bite” are so much fun to eat (like sushi!).
In conclusion…MAKE THESE RIGHT NOW. Or I will come find you. And force you to make them. And then once you make them, I will put all of them in a tupperware and hit the road. Don’t worry – I’ll leave you one. If you want to avoid this interaction, make them now.
You better believe I will be making these any time I am signed up to bring an appetizer to anything for the REST OF MY LIFE. Word.
On another note – Ike update! Well, it’s not much of an update. Just a little one. I am going to bring him home for a trial week! It will either start in the middle of next week or the beginning of the week after that. Basically one of two things will happen that week:
- Boone and Ike will keep themselves super entertained all day, play, and destroy nothing in my house. Boone only becomes destructive and chewy (is that a word? We’re going to go with yes) when he is bored out of his mind, SOOOO I am hoping that the fact that they are there to entertain each other and play will keep the destruction to a minimum.
- They will join together to form one massive tornado of K-9 destruction, and I will come home to a house that is torn to shreds.
I REALLY hope number one is what happens, because I am already so smitten with this sweet boy.
At this point, there is really only one thing I can do. Make three more batches of these peach, basil, and goat cheese toasts and contemplate my situation and the possible outcomes. Wouldn’t you agree? I knew you would! You da best.
For you 21 Day Fix people, here are your container amounts:
- 1/2 blue (goat cheese)
- 1 yellow (bread)
- 1/4 purple (peaches)
- 1 teaspoon (olive oil)
*The basil is “free”*
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Peach, Goat Cheese, and Basil Toasts
- Prep Time: 15 mins
- Cook Time: 8 mins
- Total Time: 23 mins
- Yield: 4 servings 1x
- 1 whole wheat baguette (you will need 8 slices, each about 3/4 inch thick)
- 4 teaspoons olive oil
- 1/2 cup goat cheese
- sliced basil, about 8 leaves
- 1 peach
- Preheat your oven to 350 degrees
- Brush each slice of bread with 1/2 teaspoon of olive oil (about 1/4 teaspoon on each side)
- Bake for 5 minutes, turn, bake for another 3 minutes (you may need less or more time – just bake until golden brown on both sides)
- Spread 1 tablespoon of goat cheese onto each slice of bread
- Top with one slice of peach (each slice of peach should be a little less than one inch thick – about the same thickness of the bread slices)
- Sprinkle the sliced basil over top (if you want, you can put the basil under the peaches so it stays on better – it just looks a little less pretty!)
- Top each toast with a little black pepper
Nutrition information is for 2 toasts:
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All I reading this right? A serving size is 4 pieces of this toast? So that equals:
“1/2 blue (goat cheese)
1 yellow (bread)
1/4 purple (peaches)
1 teaspoon (olive oil)” ??
That sounds too good to be true!
beth s says
OMG…these are incredible!! I had been doing high protein/low carb for last 18 months, so anything that allows me to enjoy good bread, is fine by me! I grilled the bread, after lightly spraying with oil mister. And one addition to the recipe was reduced balsamic vinegar drizzled on top. This recipe was spectacular! Plan to use as dessert for guests!
Annie Chesson says
I’m SO glad you loved them, Beth!! That makes my day :). The balsamic reduction sounds like an amazing addition ??.
Oh my gosh these look so good! I love this flavor combo. Peaches and basil sound good on their own, but with goat cheese! I can never get enough goat cheese. Delicious!
Annie Chesson says
Me either Amanda – I love goat cheese :). Yum!
Dannii @ Hungry Healthy Happy says
Peach and goats cheese sounds like it would go SO well together. I want to eat these through the screen.
Annie Chesson says
They go together SO well!! Love :). Thanks, Dannii!
Stephen McQuaid says
Looks awesome. Love goat cheese. Never would have thought of that combo but it makes sense. The earthy richness of goat cheese, like blue cheese, pairs well with sweet wines and fruits. Basil does as well. Throw in crusty goodness of a hearty bread then shit is goin’ down. Im rating it without tasting it. This is one that I don’t have to taste to know it rocks. I’m mentally tasting it now. Lol
Annie Chesson says
Thanks, Stephen! It really does all go SO well together!!