Mushroom and Goat Cheese Bruschetta From A Couple Cooks

Serves about 4 as an appetizer

What You Need :

Good crusty bread

Goat cheese
4 ounces mushrooms (we used baby bellas and shiitakes)
A few handfuls fresh thyme and oregano
One clove garlic
Lemon juice
Olive oil
Kosher salt
Fresh ground pepper

What To Do

Prepare the bread: Cut the bread into slices, and brush each side with olive oil. Then:
-Cook on a preheated grill until golden brown, a few minutes per side (be careful that it doesn’t burn!) OR
-Cook on a griddle on the stovetop, about 1 minute per side OR
-Preheat an oven to 450°F. Place the oiled bread on a baking sheet and toast until golden, around 5 to 6 minutes.

2 Prepare the mushrooms: Wipe any dirt off of the mushrooms and slice them. Wash the thyme and oregano and remove the leaves; coarsely chop them if necessary. In a saucepan, drizzle about 1 tablespoon of olive oil. Throw in the mushrooms, herbs, kosher salt, and fresh ground pepper, and saute until tender, about 4 minutes. Turn off the heat, and add a few squeezes of lemon juice.

3 Assemble the bruschetta: Peel and cut off the end of a garlic clove. Rub the cut end of the garlic on the top of each bread slice. Spread some goat cheese over each slice, and top with the mushrooms.