Cook the Blog: Strawberry Goat Cheese Toast

Did you know that ALDI has a bunch of recipes on their website, that use ALL ALDI ingredients? While ALDI carries a BUNCH of stuff, they don’t stock as much as a traditional grocery store. Sometimes I will be searching for recipes online, and find one that looks great, only to discover that ALDI may not carry an uncommon item that the dish calls for…BUMMER!! I’m busy mommin’ and bloggin’ so I need fast, easy, economical recipes with everyday grocery staples that won’t have me store hopping all over town!

I decided that I am going to try and feature one of these ALDI recipes each week on The ALDI Nerd to share with all of you! Hopefully you can get some delicious, fast recipes in your arsenal so you DON’T have to venture to a traditional grocery store, to get those one or two random ingredients (that you will probably never use again anyway, unless for that particular recipe!)

I’m starting with something easy:

Strawberry Goat Cheese ToastRecipe Courtesy of Chef Leigh An, ALDI Test Kitchen

What you need:

  • 2 slices SimplyNature Knock Your Sprouts Off 7 Grain Bread
  • 2 oz Happy Farms Preferred Honey Goat Cheese Log
  • 1/2 cup strawberries, quartered
  • 2 tablespoons Southern Grove Chopped Walnuts, toasted
  • 2 tablespoons Southern Grove Chopped Pecans, toasted
  • 1 tablespoon SimplyNature Organic Wildflower Honey (I used *gasp* non-ALDI honey because that is what I already had on hand!)

How to make this:

  1. Toast your nuts! I had to Google this because well, I don’t toast nuts very often, ha! Basically you put them in a dry pan on medium heat for 1-2 minutes or until they start smelling “toasty”.
  2. Toast your bread!
  3. Spread 1 oz of the honey goat cheese on each toasted slice (this is 1/4 of the log).
  4. Top with strawberries and your toasted nuts, evenly distributing them between the 2 slices of bread.
  5. Drizzle on the honey (I maybe used 1 tsp per slice)

 

So what did you think, ALDI Nerd?

This is fabulous and I’m really excited to have something new and different in my breakfast lineup. I love that I’m eating super healthy bread, got some good protein from the goat cheese and nuts, and the fresh fruit and honey drizzle gives it a little bit of sweetness! This honestly, with nut toasting and all, took 5 minutes to make. (I timed it!)

Does it look as pretty as the ALDI Website makes it out to be? No, but once you get a bite in your mouth, you’re not really going to care. Next time I’m going to chop my berries a bit smaller and maybe let my cheese sit out for a few minutes, so it spreads more easily. Go make this. You’re welcome.

My Strawberry Goat Cheese Toast