Twenty 1/3-inch-thick slices of baguette
Extra-virgin olive oil, for brushing and drizzling
7 ounces fresh goat cheese, at room temperature (3/4 cup)
1/2 cup chopped pickled sweet or hot peppers
2 tablespoons chopped chives
- Preheat the oven to 400°. Arrange the baguette slices on a baking sheet and brush with olive oil. Bake for about 8 minutes, until toasted.
- Spread each toast with goat cheese and top with the peppers. Drizzle with oil, sprinkle with the chives and salt and serve.
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