Smashed Blackberry Basil and Goat Cheese Toasts

Author Shannon Lyon | Plum Street


  • 2 slices Ezekiel bread or other hearty wheat bread
  • 4 tbsp honey goat cheese from Trader Joes (4 tbsp = 2oz) (if you don't have a Trader Joes nearby, just buy normal goat cheese and drizzle honey on top of the toast)
  • 10-15 fresh blackberries
  • 1-2 oz. light cheese, shredded (I used mozzarella)
  • 3-4 basil leaves, chopped


  1. Toast bread in toaster or in oven, until slightly browned.

  2. Spread 2 tbsp. of goat cheese on each slice of bread.

  3. Smash blackberries in a bowl and spoon on top of goat cheese toasts.

  4. Sprinkle the shredded cheese (only a small amount) on top of blackberries.

  5. Sprinkle each toast with shredded basil.

  6. Broil on high for 4-6 minutes, depending on how dark you like your cheese. Once the blackberries are bubbling slightly it will taste amazing! Remove from oven and enjoy!