Strawberry, Avocado, Quinoa Bruschetta with Goat Cheese

Get creative with your summer bruschetta recipe. Top a grilled piece of baguette with goat cheese and your favorite quinoa salad for a delicious warm-weather app! 

Get creative with your summer bruschetta recipe. Top a grilled piece of baguette with goat cheese and your favorite quinoa salad for a delicious warm-weather app!

You guys know I have a MAJOR love for all things quinoa. I eat this Tuscan Chicken Quinoa Bake like it’s going out of style, I substitute quinoa  for noodles, and I even put quinoa in my dessert recipes. It’s just the best! 

One thing that I love doing during the summertime is grilling out and feeding lotsssss of people at once! I love being a hostess. The key to making sure no one gets hangry, is having lots of appetizers and munchies readily available before the main course is ready. Insert > quinoa salad + bruchetta.

 Get creative with your summer bruschetta recipe. Top a grilled piece of baguette with goat cheese and your favorite quinoa salad for a delicious warm-weather app!

I thought I would create a fun recipe mashing two of my favorite things together! Plus, it means I get to use the grill. Love me some grilled baguette. This recipe is oh-so-simple. I’d say the hardest part is grilling the bread and not burning it. I only did that to a few of the pieces :P.

Anyone else have a finicky grill that gets really hot in the back and not so hot in the front? I DO. I DO. 

Get creative with your summer bruschetta recipe. Top a grilled piece of baguette with goat cheese and your favorite quinoa salad for a delicious warm-weather app!

Making the quinoa salad is also really easy. If you follow my “how to cook quinoa in the microwave” tutorial, you can have all of the veggies/fruit cut up while the quinoa is cooking hands-free! If you are wondering what kind of quinoa product I use….Ancient Harvest! Here’s the exact product.

For this recipe- you are more than welcome to serve the quinoa warm, but I prefer the salad to be cold. I love mixing temperatures and it really enhances all of the flavors, too! 

Get creative with your summer bruschetta recipe. Top a grilled piece of baguette with goat cheese and your favorite quinoa salad for a delicious warm-weather app!

Recipe

Strawberry, Avocado, Quinoa Bruschetta

  • Prep Time: 10 mins
  • Cook Time: 30 mins
  • Total Time: 40 minutes
Author: Lee Hersh
Yield: 12 servings 1x

Ingredients

  • 1 small gluten free (can sub whole wheat/regular) baguette
  • 34 oz goat cheese
  • 2 cups tomatoes, finely diced,
  • 1 cup quinoa, uncooked
  • 1 cup strawberries, finely diced
  • 2 avocados, diced
  • 1.5 tablespoon honey
  • 2 tablespoons balsamic vinegar (aged if you have it!)
  • pinch of salt

Instructions

  1. First, begin by rinsing the residue off your quinoa. Then cook quinoa using my microwave method. Once cooked, chill in the refrigerator over night.
  2. Prep quinoa salad by dicing fruit and veggies. Then, place in a large bowl and add cooked quinoa, honey, balsamic vinegar, and salt. Mix.
  3. Slice up your baguette into 1 inch slices and place on grill or in the oven for just a few minutes in order to harden things up a bit and get some nice grill marks.
  4. Using a knife, spread on about a teaspoon or two of goat cheese and then top with about 1 to 2 tablespoon of quinoa salad.
Get creative with your summer bruschetta recipe. Top a grilled piece of baguette with goat cheese and your favorite quinoa salad for a delicious warm-weather app!

 

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This post is sponsored by Ancient Harvest Quinoa. I was compensated and all opinions are my own. 

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