1 1/2 cups sliced fresh strawberries1 nectarine, diced1 cup quartered grape tomatoes3 tablespoons thinly sliced fresh basil1 shallot, minced2 tablespoons olive oil1 tablespoon balsamic vinegar1 teaspoon sugar1 teaspoon freshly ground pepper1/4 teaspoon salt1 (12-oz.) French bread baguette1 (10.5-oz.) goat cheese log, softened
1. Preheat oven to 375°. Stir together strawberries, nectarine, grape tomatoes, basil, minced shallot, olive oil, balsamic vinegar, sugar, freshly ground pepper, and salt.
2. Split baguette in half; cut each half crosswise into 4 equal pieces. Spread cut sides of bread with goat cheese. Place bread pieces on a baking sheet, and bake 13 to 15 minutes or until thoroughly heated. Remove from oven, and top with strawberry mixture. Cut into 2-inch slices.