Grape Salsa with Goat Cheese Crostini
(Welch’s)

Grape Salsa with Goat Cheese Crostini using Welch's 100% Grape Juice

Grape Salsa with Goat Cheese Crostini using Welch’s 100% Grape Juice

WHAT else can you do with Welch’s 100% Grape Juice besides drink it or make Grape Berry Crunch Muffins with it? You can also make Grape Salsa with Goat Cheese Crostini, which is sure to be a hit for cocktails hosted for family and/or friends.

1 Tbsp. balsamic vinegar
1/2 cup Welch’s 100% Grape Juice
8 oz. goat cheese
225 grams cream cheese
1/4 cup heavy cream
salt and pepper to taste
1 cup seedless grapes, quartered (red, green or a mix)
1 cup tomatoes, diced
1 Tbsp. Jalapeño, chopped
1 bunch cilantro, chopped
1/2 cup red onion
1 Tbsp. lime juice
salt and pepper to taste
1 pc. baguette
cilantro for garnish

1. In a sauce pan, pour in balsamic vinegar and Welch’s 100% Grape Juice, and reduce in half or until mixture coats the back of a spoon. Cool down and set aside.
2. In a mixer with paddle attachment or in a bowl, mix together goat cheese, cream cheese, heavy cream together until light and fluffy. Season with salt and pepper. Set aside in refrigerator.
3. In a bowl, add the quartered grapes, tomatoes, Jalapeño, cilantro, red onion, lime juice and the reduced grape juice. Season with salt and pepper. Set aside in refrigerator.
4. Slice the baguette by 1/4-inch and arrange on a baking tray. Drizzle with olive oil and season with salt and pepper. Flip and repeat the process. Bake in a 350˚F oven until golden, about 5 to 8 minutes.
5. To assemble, spread the goat cheese on the crostini. Add a spoon of grape salsa and garnish with cilantro.

Yields 20 crostinis.

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