Berry Best for Mother's Day

Fresh berries are in season and strawberries are the crowd favorite. Strawberries are a great source of vitamin C, potassium and fiber, just to name a few, and add a burst of bright color to any dish. Naturally sweet, strawberries are the perfect treat!

Strawberries and Blue Cheese Bruschetta:

Recipe from Eating Well-

Makes: 1 dozen

Active Time: 20 minutes

Total Time: 20 minutes

All you need:

12 medium strawberries, hulled and sliced

1 teaspoon sugar

1/4 cup (2 ounces) reduced-fat cream cheese (Neufchâtel)

1/4 cup crumbled blue cheese

1-2 teaspoons water, if needed

1 tablespoon finely chopped fresh chives, plus more for garnish

1/4 teaspoon freshly ground pepper

12 slices whole-grain baguette (1/4 inch thick), warmed or toasted

All you do:

  1. Combine strawberries and sugar in a medium bowl and let stand while you make the cheese spread.

  2. Combine cream cheese and blue cheese in a small bowl using a fork. Add water, if necessary, for a thick but spreadable consistency. Stir in 1 tablespoon chives and pepper.

  3. Spread about 1 teaspoon of the cheese mixture on each piece of baguette. Top with the sliced berries. Garnish with a sprinkle of chives, if desired.