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Grilled Bruschetta

Grilled Bruschetta

Grilling the bread adds a gourmet touch to this easy summer appetizer with fresh tomatoes, olives and cheese.

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30 min
Prep Time
1 hr 35 min
Total Time



2 medium (1 1/2 cups) tomatoes, seeded, chopped

1/4 cup chopped kalamata olives

2 tablespoons chopped fresh basil leaves

1 tablespoon finely chopped red onion

1 tablespoon olive oil

2 teaspoons balsamic vinegar

1/4 teaspoon salt

1/8 teaspoon pepper


16 (1-inch) slices baguette-style bread, cut at slight angle

Olive oil

8 (3/4-ounce) slices Land O Lakes® Italian Blend, cut in half diagonally

How to make

  1. STEP 1

    Combine all topping ingredients in bowl. Refrigerate at least 1 hour to blend flavors.

  2. STEP 2

    Heat gas grill to medium or charcoal grill until coals are ash white.

  3. STEP 3

    Brush bread slices with olive oil as desired; place onto grill. Grill until browned and grill marks are visible. Turn bread slices; top each bread slice with 1 piece cheese. Continue grilling until cheese begins to melt and bottom-side of bread has grill marks.

  4. STEP 4

    Remove from grill; top each toast with 1 rounded tablespoon topping. Serve immediately.

Nutrition (1 serving)

150 Calories
5 Fat (g)
10 Cholesterol (mg)
360 Sodium (mg)
20 Carbohydrates (g)
1 Dietary Fiber
6 Protein (g)
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