Bruschetta is an appetizer home run. Upscale and a total yum blend of Italian palate pleasers, it's a perfect opening act.
When my gal pals and I get together for appetizers-for-dinner happy hour and it's my turn to choose, I always go for bruschetta.
My other restaurant fave is caprese anything. Caprese salad, caprese pasta, caprese whatever. So I got to thinking ... caprese is basically an un-chopped-up version of bruschetta topping -- tomato, basil and cheese.
So ... why not caprese bruschetta
? And since it's still grill weather, why not Grilled Caprese Bruschetta
? Turns out, the amazing taste really masks how easy these are to prep and pop on the grill. Minutes, tops.Sooo
easy. Start by baking a loaf of Pillsbury Simply®...Rustic French Bread, then it's just 1-2-3-4 like this:
And the result is an indescribable crunch and "Mmmmm" moment all at once.
These don't last but a few minutes. Nobody can eat just one. So have your serving platter and a cattle call ready when you take them off the grill.
If you're dining alfresco, these bambinos are the perf warm-up act to any dinner. Fact is, it won't matter what you feed folks after this. They'll still be in heaven and won't even notice.
Bring on the Bruschetta!
If you love bruschetta like I do, you'll want to try every bruschetta recipe out there. So, here are a few versions to get you going:
For inspiration on meals that would pair well with bruschetta, see our Italian Recipes
What's your fave appetizer?