It’s one of those words that's thrown around a lot when it comes to food...life...relationships...
And as much as I would love to fix all your life's problems, let’s start with the food, this is only a food blog after all!
Balance in a dish makes you want to keep on going back for that next bite.
You want your food to be sweet but not too sweet, salty but not too salty, creamy but not “food coma, never leaving the house” creamy.
Well, may I present you BALANCE in the form of a crostini.
Sticky sweet honey BALANCED by a sprinkle of salt, perfectly ripened mango BALANCED by bright and “wake up your taste buds” mint. And of course a spread of cream cheese which gives me BALANCE in my life just because...well...it is cheese...
(I’m a simple person :)
1 small baguette, 16 ¼ to ½ inch slices
1 block Cream Cheese
1 Lemon- Zest
1/3 cup Mint leaves, loosely packed
¼ cup Honey
Toast bread slices till lightly toasted. Let bread cool and top with approx 1Tbs of Cream Cheese and a couple grates of lemon zest. Top that with finely chopped mango and mint. Finally drizzle 1tsp honey over the mango and mint and finish with a sprinkle of salt. Enjoy!!
- You could use most spreadable cheeses instead of cream cheese
- You could sub apricot, plum, pineapple, grapes or berries for the mango