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Grilled Caprese bruschetta

 In Lunch, Recipes, Salads & Starters, Snacks, Vegetarian

Grilled Caprese bruschetta is the perfect snack or starter to prepare on the braai and will impress the socks off of your guests. Gooey mozzarella, punchy basil pesto and charred vine tomatoes on crusty bread? Yes please!

Grilled Caprese bruschetta

It’s so ironic that I’m writing this post today because it is probably the dreariest of days, like ever. It’s dark, overcast and freezing cold. At least the thought of this recipe and the punchy summery flavours it delivers warms me up a little. Because listen, there are few things as absolutely mouth-wateringly delicious as this bruschetta served as a starter or casual snack to hungry guests. I mean, would you just look at that gooey cheese? *Swoon*

Grilled Caprese bruschetta

I’m always looking for easy starters/snacks to serve when we have people over for a braai (or BBQ, for you non-South Africans) that doesn’t require a lot of prep or time in the kitchen and can be made on the braai while the coals are still too hot for the meat. Enter: Bruschetta. Bruschetta is perfect for those hot coals because you want fast, intense heat to grill the bread and get the edges nice and crispy while the tomatoes hang out on the side getting soft and a little charred. Ugh, I’m drooling just thinking about it. As usual, we used our trusty Weber 57cm Mastertouch with GBS (Gourmet BBQ System) braai when we were making lunch over the weekend and these beauties were whipped up in seconds. When the bread was all toasty, I dragged them to the side of the braai to stay warm while I topped them with buffalo mozzarella which didn’t take long to melt in the heat after which I added the charred tomatoes and a good drizzle of basil pesto. YOU GUYS. Need I say more?

Grilled Caprese bruschetta

And it’s your lucky day because those lovelies over at Weber are giving away an amazing hamper worth R3500 including their 57cm One Touch Original Charcoal braai as well as three of their awesome cookbooks! Say whaaat?! All you have to do to enter is comment below telling me what your favourite food on the braai is, follow the Simply Delicious Facebook page and share this post and giveaway on social media, tagging me so I can keep track of the entries. Facebook: Simply Delicious or Twitter: @SimplyDelishSA. Pretty easy, right?

Entries close Friday 30 July and winners will be notified via e-mail. Giveaway open to residents of South Africa only.

Grilled Caprese bruschettaThis post was sponsored by Weber SA. All opinions, words and images are my own. 

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Grilled Caprese bruschetta is the perfect snack or starter to prepare on the braai and will impress the socks off of your guests. Gooey mozzarella, punchy basil pesto and charred vine tomatoes on crusty bread? Yes please!
Recipe type: Bruschetta, Grill, Braai, BBQ
Serves: 4-6
  • 4-6 slices ciabatta bread
  • 200g buffalo mozzarella (fior di latte will also work)
  • vine tomatoes
  • olive oil
  • salt & pepper
  • basil pesto
  1. Drizzle the slices of ciabatta and tomatoes with olive oil and season with salt & pepper then place on the grill over hot coals. Grill until the bread is toasted on both sides and the tomatoes have started to blister. Keep an eye on the bread as it will burn quickly.
  2. Pull the bread and tomatoes away from the heat then top the toasted bread with slices of mozzarella and allow to melt a little.
  3. Remove from the braai then top with the tomatoes and drizzle with basil pesto.
  4. Serve immediately.

Other braai/grill recipes you might love:

Grilled banana splits 

Grilled banana split sundae

Mexican street corn 

Mexican street corn

Bourbon-basted cheeseburgers

Bourbon-basted cheeseburger

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Alida Ryder
Being a general food freak has proven to be quite helpful in this career I've found myself in. Author of two cookbooks, photographer, food stylist. Mom to twins. Ex make-up and hair artist obsessed with beautiful clothes and spaces. I love a good G&T and I've been known to spend too much money on shoes.
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  • Samantha Pillay

    Succulent yoghurt marinated chicken kebabs and Braaied garlic bread. I am drooling right now. Have shared on Twitter as samiolawrites 🙂

  • Samantha pillay

    Love chicken kebabs and roasted garlic bread. Drooling right now! Have shared on Twitter as samiolawrites 🙂

  • Megan Hartwig

    The braaibroodjie (braaied toasted sandwich) is arguably the highlight of our braaing experience. In fact, I reckon many South Africans braai meat simply as an excuse to also have braaibroodjies.

  • ashley padayachee

    My favourite on a braai is grilled chicken wings 🙂

  • Judy Padayachee

    My favourite is braai chops yummy.

  • Renuka Lallbahadur

    Alida your photography skills are amazing. I would have to choose spicy chicken wings. They are quick to braai and they taste delish. An overnight marinade is all you need. Best of all, no plates needed. Eat straight off the braai. Shared on twitter @lallbahadur

  • Morgan Collins

    Cheese and onion braai broodjies are my go to but wow that bruschetta looks amazing! Can’t wait to give it a try 🙂

  • Chante August

    OMW ? I HAVE NEVER SEEN SUCH DIVINE FOOD ON A BLOG OR PAGE, YOUR MARVELOUS CREATIONS LOOKS MOUTH WATERING !!! Well done on the success of your page and blog, it’s really eye catching and taste buds twirling hehe, well I just loveeeeeeeeee Braai and so does my family, I mean who in SA don’t love Braai hey it’s a tradition 🙂 to be honest I would mind trying those delicious Grilled Caprese bruschetta it looks to die for, with my favourite lamb chop marinated and grilled to perfection, wow would make for a glorious Braai meal 😀 #SimplyDelisciousSA you go girl, keep on making those divine foods 🙂

  • Michael A

    Rosemary and Garlic head of Fillet marinaded in red wine.

  • Reply

    This is one of my favorites Alida! And your photos are leaving me drooling, as usual! So many gorgeous tomatoes at the market right now too, so I know what I’ll be making!

  • Sarah

    Oh wow, this looks just delicious! Love the idea of popping everything on the grill.

    • Alida Ryder

      Thanks so much Sarah! It’s so handy to do everything on the grill, makes life so much easier. 😉

  • Roxanne Chutthergoon

    Tweeted @Roxi_23
    I love corn on the braai

  • Tania

    I just love a lamb loin chop on the braai – my all time favourite

  • Tania

    Steak is my old time favourite!

  • Emma Walters

    I absolutely love a creamy Garlic butter & cheese braai roll!!t’s perfect as a side with either meat or fish and so easy to make!Cut the loaf into slices,spread the garlic butter between the slices and top it off with cheese.Wrap it in foil and pop it onto the braai grill for just a few minutes and enjoy!!

    Crossing fingers for that Weber…I owe hubby a new one after bumping his previous one,leaving as massive dent in it 🙁

  • marufah

    my favourite on a braai is defnitely tandoori spiced lamb chops

  • Beverley Ann Swanepoel

    Looks so divi e I have to try it ?

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