Hello fellow corn freaks.

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As you read my rambling words, I’m currently somewhere en route (with a few detours) to the Jersey shore for a few days and… maybe my 30th summer there? I can remember when the two weeks between the end of school and beach used to DRAG on, and now here I am are feeling like the summer is over.

OMG CAN’T I JUST ENJOY LIFE FOR A MINUTE.

Summer Crostini with Whipped Roasted Garlic Goat Cheese I howsweeteats.com

I spent countless Junes stealing my mom’s ban de soleil orange gelee sunscreen (please tell me someone remembers this) and riding bikes on the boardwalk. Which means that since it’s that time, it is now officially summer for the 13th time on this blog even though it still isn’t officially summer in the real world.

But this is so the real world. Right? whatever.

So, summer crostini!

Summer Crostini with Whipped Roasted Garlic Goat Cheese I howsweeteats.com

I don’t JUST think about smearing orange gel sunscreen on my body and sandy beaches when summer comes along – I sorta think about food too. Yeah. I mean, it’s only the best time ever to eat corn, tomatoes, more corn and more tomatoes. Lots of salt, pepper, corn and tomatoes. Uh huh. It doesn’t get any better than that.

This whipped goat cheese was inspired by my whipped feta, and while the latter is completely perfect, I just didn’t have any feta. So I whipped my goat cheese. With roasted garlic for tonnnnns of flavor. It’s so simple but the flavors are just so good together. They make for an excellent sort of sandwich too, if you’re into that kind of thing.

And it’s still only the beginning of my obnoxious, ridiculous corn obsession. If you think I can’t get enough? Times that by twenty. Grilled, caramelized, fresh – I want it every way. And when it’s combined with some cherry tomatoes, cheese and fresh basil? Yikes. Can’t take it.

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Summer Crostini with Whipped Roasted Garlic Goat Cheese

Yield: serves 4-6

Total Time: 30 minutes

Ingredients:

1 baguette, sliced into 16 rounds
12 ounces of goat cheese
2 tablespoons whipped cream cheese
1 head of roasted garlic
4 ears of grilled corn, cut from the cob
1 pint of grape tomatoes, quartered
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/2 teaspoon pepper
1 teaspoon olive oil
1/4 cup fresh basil, chopped

Directions:

Preheat oven to 375 degrees. Place bread slices on a baking sheet and bake until golden, about 10-12 minutes. Remove and let cool slightly.

While bread is baking, add goat cheese, cream cheese and roasted garlic cloves to the bowl of your food processor and blend until creamy.

Toss tomatoes with salt, pepper and olive oil.

To prep crostini, spread each slice with goat cheese then top with a handful of tomatoes, grilled corn and fresh basil. Serve!

Summer Crostini with Whipped Roasted Garlic Goat Cheese I howsweeteats.com

Newsflash: apparently this orange gelee stuff is still around and I can buy some, therefor enabling my can-it-please-be-1995-forever attitude. Mind -> blown.

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78 Responses to “Summer Crostini with Whipped Roasted Garlic Goat Cheese.”

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    Gerry @ Foodness Gracious — June 14, 2013 @ 11:13 am

    Simple, tasty…perfect. That is all! :)

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    Shannon — June 14, 2013 @ 12:18 pm

    Ban de Soleil for that St. Tropez tan….I remember the commercials and the orange goo we used to fry ourselves with. You have created the perfect bite for me. Love all of these ingredients. Goat cheese is my FAVORITE!

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    Christy@SweetandSavoring — June 14, 2013 @ 11:35 pm

    Immediately pinned this! Roasted garlic and goat cheese and summery veggie goodness, can’t wait to make it :)

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    Jenn — June 15, 2013 @ 8:25 am

    OMG! You had me at Bain de Soleil orange gelee!! I still look for it (guilty pleasure) and most people I encountered during my beach days had never heard of it before and always borrowed mine. Good memories. Great crostini!!

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    Nessa — June 16, 2013 @ 9:36 am

    Have fun at the beach!

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    Katrina @ Warm Vanilla Sugar — June 16, 2013 @ 9:50 am

    Daaaang!! This looks awesome!

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    Dee Dee — June 17, 2013 @ 12:52 am

    Your site is awesome and my memories of the Jersey shore were the BEST . Can’t wait to try your recipe!!!

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    Emma — June 17, 2013 @ 12:04 pm

    This sounds absolutely delicious! I love goats’ cheese and I”m definitely going to have to make this if the weather stays warm.

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    Megan Robison — June 19, 2013 @ 11:34 am

    Seriously love these! Perfect for summer entertaining (and dinner, who am I kidding?)

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    Darlynn Tacinelli — June 19, 2013 @ 12:00 pm

    I just got very sad! I miss the ban de soleil orange goodness so so much! Can’t wait to try this recipe, will make a perfect app for my dinner party this weekend, thanks!

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    Nutmeg Nanny — June 19, 2013 @ 10:14 pm

    This is just too perfect! I love goat cheese :) I can’t wait to make this for my husband and myself!

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    Chris — September 2, 2013 @ 2:11 pm

    Made these last night….wow….yummy!

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    Jacqueline — May 5, 2014 @ 4:48 pm

    Made this for a small party we had and it was a total hit. So easy and delicious. Good kickoff to summer!

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