In an effort to provide some recipes that require minimal cooking, I present to you these Honey Goat Cheese Toasts with Blackberries and Mint. Not only are they super easy to assemble, but they are BEYOND delicious. This is, of course, assuming that you like honey goat cheese, blackberries, more honey, mint and bread.
Yep, that’s all this “recipe” calls for. With five simple ingredients, you’ll be enjoying these beautiful toasts for your next breakfast, brunch or afternoon snack. Just try not to eat the whole serving board. (It was very difficult for me, but I did manage to save some.) They’re just so delightful, especially in the summertime.
A while back, I discovered this honey goat cheese at my local Aldi and absolutely loved it. Now I buy it all the time to have with fruit, crumble into salads or spread on toasts (like this one). It’s got just a hint of sweetness that I really like with the creamy, tangy goat cheese. Is anyone else a fan of sweet & savory flavor combos? There’s nothing better in my book.
Anyway, last year I figured I’d jazz up my toast with some of this cheese and a few other fresh ingredients, and voila! These honey goat cheese toasts with blackberries and mint were on my table. I know this is almost too easy to even be considered a recipe, but they’re just so lovely, I figured I’d share them on the blog – even just for some breakfast/brunch inspo. If you have a last minute guest or need something simple to bring to a party, these toasts are the perfect little snack to whip up. They look elegant and fancy, but you’ll know the truth of how ridiculously easy to make they are.
If you feel adventurous, like I occasionally do, feel free to bake your own bread. However, if you need these on your table, like, now, just use a good quality loaf from the store or bakery. I sliced up some artisan Italian bread, and it worked just fine. Ciabatta, sourdough or even a baguette sliced diagonally would also work great.
After you slice your bread into one-inch slices, there’s really nothing to it. Toast the bread slices in the toaster oven for just a few minutes. After they’re toasted, take the softened goat cheese and spread a decent amount onto each slice. (I don’t really have an exact measurement for this. Just decide what’s right for you. I’d be generous, though.) Set the toasts on a small lined baking sheet and put them back in the toaster for a few more minutes just to get the cheese nice and warm and to finish toasting up the bread.
Once the bread and cheese are done, remove them from the toaster and top each piece with a few fresh blackberries, a sprinkle of fresh mint, and an extra drizzle of golden honey. Then, get ready for pure goat cheese toast heaven. 🙂
I hope you enjoy this one! Feel free to get creative with your fruit toppings, too!
- 4 slices of bread, sliced approx.1 inch thick (Italian, ciabatta, sourdough, all work well.)
- About 2-3 oz. Happy Farms Preferred Honey Goat Cheese from Aldi, softened
- Fresh Blackberries
- 6-8 Fresh mint leaves
- 2 TBS Honey
- Cut 4 slices of bread into 1 inch thick slices.
- Toast the bread for 3-4 minutes.
- Remove the bread from toaster and spread a good amount of the softened honey goat cheese onto each piece.
- Place back into the toaster to toast for another 3-4 minutes just to warm the cheese through.
- Place the toasts on a plate or serving board and top with whole fresh blackberries, torn or chopped fresh mint leaves, and an extra drizzle of honey (about ½ TBS per toast)