• 12 oz fresh strawberries
  • ½ cup finely chopped fresh basil
  • 2 tbs Maple Balsamic Vinegar
  • 1 tsp olive oil
  • ¼ tsp ground black pepper, or to taste
  • Pinch salt, or to taste
  • 1 tsp Pure Maple Syrup (optional)
  • 1 baguette, sliced and toasted
  • Spreadable cream cheese (optional)


  1. Clean, hull, and finely dice the strawberries so the pieces are ½ inch or smaller, preferably close to ¼ inch.
  2. Add the diced strawberries to a large bowl and stir in the basil, Maple Balsamic Vinegar, olive oil, salt and pepper.
  3. Taste-test the bruschetta and add syrup if you’d like it to be a bit sweeter. You can add more salt and pepper at this point as well if you’d like.
  4. Serve the bruschetta over toasted baguette slices, optionally slathering each slice with a bit of spreadable cream cheese first.