Fresh Cherry Relish and Goat Cheese Crostini
This relish is also delicious spooned over grilled chicken breasts, tossed into a chilled couscous or rice salad, or served as a salsa with tortilla chips.
Yields 18 crostini
1 cup fresh sweet cherries (about 5-1/2 oz.), pitted and finely chopped
1/2 cup finely diced jícama
1 medium scallion (white and green parts), very thinly sliced
1 tsp. chopped fresh mint
1/2 tsp. red wine vinegar
Pinch of cayenne; more to taste
Kosher salt and freshly ground black pepper
2-1/2 oz. (1/3 cup) soft fresh goat cheese
2-1/2 oz. (1/3 cup) ricotta cheese
Eighteen 1/2-inch-thick baguette slices, toasted
In a medium bowl, stir the cherries, jícama, scallion, mint, vinegar, and cayenne. Season to taste with salt, black pepper, and more cayenne.
In a small bowl, mix the goat and ricotta cheeses with a pinch each of salt and black pepper. Lightly spread the cheese over each baguette toast and top with the cherry relish.
nutrition information (per serving):
photo: Scott Phillips
From Fine Cooking 105
, pp. 83
May 6, 2010