A few weeks ago we were craving bruschetta for dinner because it’s not only simple to make, it’s also satisfying and pairs well with a great bottle of our favorite wine. Since the weather was fantastic outside and we really wanted to grill something but didn’t have anything to cook, we realized that bread was the only thing that would work. Then the thought of a grilling the bread for the bruschetta was perfect because we love the flavor of grilled bread and if we added the cheese and tomatoes on top, it would take the classic bruschetta to a higher level. And it certainly did! We were blown away at how delicious and perfect the grilled bread for the bruschetta was and why we didn’t do this more often.
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Grilled bruschetta is crazy simple to make and when the weather is great outside, there’s no reason to NOT make this. The smoky and crust flavor of the bread, with the fresh mozzarella cheese, fresh basil and Summer ripe tomatoes are screaming to be served at an outdoor dinner party. Everything about these ingredients are perfect for the season. Call a few friends and family, grab a couple bottles of your favorite wine and enjoy this grilled bruschetta as the perfect appetizer. In fact, you can make it dinner by make extra platters of it. That’s exactly what we did and everyone enjoyed each bite down to the last tomato.
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- Crusty bread such as baguette (sliced lengthwise) or sliced loaf
- olive oil for brushing and drizzling
- 2 teaspoons garlic salt
- 8 ounces mozzarella cheese , sliced thin
- 2 cups cherry tomatoes
- sea salt , to taste
- fresh cracked black pepper , to taste
- fresh basil or other herbs
Pre-heat grill on medium-high. Scrape the grill grates to make sure they're smooth.
Preheat a skillet over medium-high heat (the skillet can be heated and cooked straight on the grill if you have a heat-proof handles). Add a drizzle of olive oil and when pan is hot, add cherry tomatoes. Sear cherry tomatoes until they’re blistered and charred, about 5 minutes. Season tomatoes with salt and pepper. Set aside.
Brush oil on cut sides of bread. Sprinkle garlic salt on bread. Grill bread until toasted, about 2-3 minutes on each side.
Layer cheese, tomatoes and fresh herbs on bread. Cut into smaller pieces that are easy to grab and eat.