Roasted Strawberry Caprese Crostini
Roasted Strawberry Caprese Crostini is a fruity twist on the classic caprese salad, and are the perfect bites for spring and summer entertaining!
I’m sorry about the randomness with which I’ve been posting lately. Normally I like to post three times a week, but with the craziness of the end of the school year, a trip to Washington D.C. last week, Mother’s Day, etc., I’ve had to pull back and post twice a week the past few weeks.
I have so many recipes I want to get out, but as we all know, sometimes life just takes over. I’m sure you understand, and thank you for your patience. 🙂
On to these magnificent Roasted Strawberry Caprese Crostini. I have this big thing for caprese anything. It could be classic caprese salad, a sandwich, or even skewers…I’m not choosy. I love how fresh and simple it is, and it always delivers.
And we just cannot forget about the balsamic glaze. 🙂
The best thing about this crostini is how easy it is to make, and it’s going to be a big hit at your next spring/summer shindig. Or you can be like me and eat these for lunch! You wouldn’t judge me if I told you I ate all 4 of these crostini after this photo shoot would you? Because yeah, I did. And I’d do it again. 🙂
If your strawberries are very sweet like most this time of year, you may not need much sugar for roasting. Mine weren’t super sweet because they weren’t the farmer’s market variety, so I needed 3 tablespoons for a 16 ounce basket. The sweetness is a great contrast to the creamy cheese, fresh basil, and tangy balsamic glaze.
I love how the simple things in life are some of the best, and these crostini are just that. Simple, fresh, and delicious, and they’re one of the best ways I know to celebrate the season! This just goes to show that you don’t need tomatoes for a great caprese…I think these roasted strawberries just kicked those tomatoes to the curb. 🙂
More delicious caprese dishes!
Caprese Pizza by Two Peas & Their Pod
Roasted Strawberry Caprese Crostini
For the strawberries:
- 1 lb. fresh strawberries hulled, and quartered if large, halved if small
- 2-3 tablespoons granulated sugar*
For the crostini:
- 4 ounces baguette sliced into (12) 1/2" slices on the bias
- 2 tablespoon extra virgin olive oil
- 8 ounces fresh mozzarella cut into 12 slices
- 12 large basil leaves plus more for garnish
- balsamic glaze for garnish
Prepare the strawberries:
- Preheat the oven to 400 degrees. Line a large rimmed baking sheet with parchment paper.
- Place the strawberries and sugar in a medium bowl, and stir until all of the strawberries are coated with the sugar. Pour onto the prepared baking sheet, spreading the berries out in a single layer. Roast for 15-20 minutes, checking for doneness after 10. When the strawberries are done, they will have broken down, a large amount of their juices will have been released, and it will be bubbling. If the juices are turning brown, remove from the oven to keep it from burning. Cool slightly, and transfer the strawberries to a bowl.
- Leave the oven temperature at 400 degrees. Place the baguette slices on a baking sheet. Brush with the olive oil and bake for 5-10 minutes until crisp and slightly golden brown. Remove from heat.
- Place the basil leaves on each baguette slice, followed by the mozzarella cheese. Top with some roasted strawberries, a drizzle of balsamic glaze, if using, and garnish with freshly chopped basil. Serve and enjoy!
- *If your strawberries are very sweet, 2 tablespoons of sugar should do the trick. If they’re not, use 3 tablespoons.
- Unused roasted strawberries can be stored in the refrigerator in an airtight container for about a week.
Nutrition is estimated using a food database and is only intended to be used as a guideline for informational purposes.
54 Comments on “Roasted Strawberry Caprese Crostini”
This looks just awesome! Strawberries and balsamic are amazing and mozz is always delish 🙂
I love strawberry and balsamic alone, but the mozzarella and basil added to the mix made it even better! Thanks, Medha!
WOW! This looks amazing!! What a fun recipe! I love that you added fruit! Delicious combo of savory and sweet!! 🙂 Perf for a spring day!!
Thank you, Cailee!:)
YES!! I am down for caprese anything!! PS: twice a week is amazing still!!
I’m glad we’re on the same page, and thank you! With summer coming, twice a week may be all I can handle with the kids home. haha
Ooh I like what I see Marcie! I stick close to the crostini tray at parties and get-togethers, and I know I wouldn’t be able to let this tray out of my sights. I love the strawberries!
You can never go wrong with crostini, can you? Thanks, Alyssa! 🙂
Love the idea of roasted strawberries in this caprese crostini. It looks incredible and sounds like the perfect bite! Scaling back is a great idea when life gets busy. Hope you had a wonderful trip 🙂
Thanks, Kelly! I’m not sure how you do it all with 2 little ones at home. All I know is that once the kids get older you’re a professional chauffer. haha And I don’t get tips! 🙂
I totally understand when you have a ton on your plate which is why our blogs have to sometimes fall in line. No ned to apologize. In fact, this is such a beautiful dish, I am sure everyone will forgive you my dear.
Thank you for your sweet comment, Jocelyn, and I’m sure you understand better than anyone! 🙂
This crostini looks just perfect, Marci! I just made something similar last weekend, but I’m wishing I would’ve roasted the strawberries. What a perfect appetizer or snack!
Sounds like we’re on the same wavelength! The roasted strawberries and balsamic gave this such a delicious flavor! 🙂
I love, love, love the roasted strawberries in these Marcie! These are so snackable. I would love to see these at a party – I’ll bet they’d be gone in seconds! Pinned!
I can assure you that the 4 you see here were gone in seconds! haha Thanks, Kristi!
This crostini looks just delicious, Marci! It’s such a perfect great snack!
Thank you, Jen! 🙂
Roasted strawberries are the BEST! This is the perfect summer appetizer!
Thanks, Ashley! 🙂
I LOVE LOVE LOVE this spin on caprese! Roasted strawberries? OMG, I’m dying. Pinned!
Haha…I’m glad you like it, Justine! And thank you for the pin! 🙂
I love adding balsamic glaze on top of almost everything!! This crostini looks so yummy!
We certainly agree on the balsamic glaze thing! Thanks, Ami! 🙂
I love caprese everything too! Loving this roasted strawberry version. Can’t wait to make this crostini!
Thanks, Natalie! 🙂
Caprese anything is bliss to my ears! Love the roasted strawberry twist – I absolutely have to try this!
It’s always pure bliss for me, too, Nora — glad we’re on the same page! Thanks, and have a great weekend! 🙂
Asparagus pesto sounds good enough to slather on just about anything! Thanks, Lisa!
These are awesome! Love anything caprese ! Need to try them! Love the strawberry balsamic combo! Pinned!
Thanks, Mira! 🙂
Love the strawberries and mozzarela combo on top of crostini! Mmm, delicious! Pinned!
Thank you, Neli, and I appreciate the pin!
No apologies needed Marcie! I’ve been having to do the same lately because of just other stuff going on and travel, etc. and I think it’s needed for our sanity sometimes!! And these crostini are awesome – so many of my favorites. And roasted strawberries – I don’t think I can ever get enough of them!
Twice a week is definitely needed for my sanity right now…trying to get out of the weeds. lol Thanks, Ashley, and have a wonderful weekend! 🙂
I love this dish, such a beautiful flavor combination! Roasted strawberries are the best!
Thanks so much, Annie, and roasted strawberries definitely make everything better! Have a great weekend! 🙂
Thank you, Sneha!
Oh yes, this is my kind of appetizer!! I love the strawberry and caprese combination here! Oh, and I have that same little cutting board. I love it!! 🙂
Thank you, Renee, and I love that cutting board, too! 🙂
This looks like the perfect spring and summer appetizer Marcie! I love the flavor of roasted strawberries!
Thank you, Christin! 🙂
Silly me, I just don’t like mozzarella except on pizza. Like I said, silly me. I’m planning to use a non-herbed goat cheese instead — how bad can goat cheese & roasted strawberries be anyway????
I think goat cheese would be a very worthy replacement!
I totally hear you, Maric! I have so many recipes I want to make and photograph, but it always seems like I don’t have enough time! I’m glad you took some time off and did fun things! That is so important sometimes 🙂 Little toasts like this are my favorite things to eat! I love the roasted strawberries on here!
Thanks so much, Louise, and I will check out your site! 🙂
These crostini sound amazing! I think something happens to most of us this time of year – sometimes, life happens! 😉
Thanks, Jamie! 🙂
I love roasting strawberries! Great idea for this fun appetizer Marcie!
This is a perfect sometime appetizer! Looks amazing!
Thanks, Nancy! The roasted strawberries made these so much fun!
This flavor combination is awesome, Marcie!
Thank you, Cathy! 🙂