Spring Strawberry Starters with Goat Cheese & Mint recipe

OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERACongratulations to our Spring Recipe Contest winner, Roxanne Chan, for this wonderful strawberry appetizer.

  • 6 large fresh ripe strawberries
  • 2 Tbsp crumbled fresh goat cheese
  • 1/2 tsp minced candied ginger
  • 1 tsp olive oil
  • 1 tsp white balsamic vinegar
  • 1 tsp homegrown mint, minced
  • 1/2 tsp orange zest

 

Cut a thin slice off the stem end of each strawberry. Then, with the small end of a melon baller, hollow out the center of each berry. Slice the bottom of each berry so it sits flat; chop the cut off slices and place in a small bowl. Fill the hollow centers of each berry with goat cheese, then sprinkle on the ginger. Add the rest of the ingredients to the chopped strawberries; mix well, then spoon over the stuffed berries. Makes 6 appetizers.