Pear and goats cheese crostini

25 August 2020

Crostini can make for a great appetiser or lunch meal – it's simply an Italian dish consisting of toasted bread and toppings!

Nutritional highlights

Pears are a good source of vitamin C, potassium and vitamin K. They are also an excellent option if you are looking to get more fibre in your diet, with a medium sized pear providing around 5.5g of fibre - nearly 20% of the recommended daily intake (30g).

Ingredients list

(Makes 4 servings)
Preparation Time: 15 minutes
Cooking Time: 15 minutes

  • 4 pears 
  • 2 tbsp olive oil 
  • 2 tbsp honey
  • 4 slices of sough dough or Gluten free bread
  • 200g of goat’s cheese
  • 50g of walnuts roughly chopped
  • 2 tbsp of balsamic vinegar 
  • Baby spinach leaves to serve

Method

Heat a griddle pan. 

Cut the pears into quarters or eighths, brush lightly with the olive oil and season. 

Cook for a few minutes, turning until charred on all sides, then drizzle with the honey.

Meanwhile, toast the bread.

Spread the goat’s cheese evenly on the toast and top with the sticky pears and walnuts. 

Drizzle over the balsamic vinegar and serve with some dressed spinach leaves.

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