Strawberry Basil Bruschetta Recipe
Don’t let the strawberries fool you! This Strawberry Basil Bruschetta appetizer recipe is only slightly sweet and the goat cheese makes it a little tangy. Chop a few ingredients, grill a few slices of bread and layer it all to make a camping appetizer fit for a 5-star restaurant. Your foodie friends will love this slightly sweet and savory quick appetizer! Psst we’re compensated…see our disclosures.
Set up your cooking environment. This Strawberry Basil Bruschetta is almost a “raw” no-cook recipe except for toasting the bread. So, whichever method you are using, get your toasting station ready to go … preheat your grill, light your campfire (try Fire Starter Squares to get your campfire started) or get your propane camp stove and toaster ready (don’t forget to refill your propane bottles before your trip).
Toss these ingredients in a non-reactive bowl to macerate the berries, set aside.
- ¼ cup balsamic vinegar
- 1 tablespoon olive oil
- 1 teaspoon sugar
- ¼ teaspoon salt
- ⅛ teaspoon black pepper
- 1 cup cubed strawberries
- 4 large fresh basil leaves, sliced
Bring cheese to room temperature.
- ½ cup goat cheese
Slice the bread and drizzle both sides with olive oil.
- 6-8 slices Italian bread (about ½ – ¾ inch thick)
- About ¼ cup olive oil
Grill the bread. On the preheated grill, campfire or propane stove, toast the bread until browned, about 3 minutes per side.
Camp Cooking Tip: I use many different methods to toast bread on camping trips. If I have a campfire going, I will toast the bread over the fire using a grill grate. When I took the pictures for this blog post, we were camping during a time of fire restrictions so I used a propane grill to toast the bread. It is also easy to toast bread using a camp stove toaster and your propane camp stove.
Assemble it. Spread goat cheese on toasted bread then spoon berry mixture over cheese.
Garnish and serve it.
- 2 large fresh basil leaves, sliced
If you like the combination of fresh strawberries and basil, try Kona Grill’s Secret Strawberry Basil Lemonade Recipe! It is totally yummy!
By the way, I have tips on How To Camp When Camping Fire Restrictions Are Activated too!
Strawberry Basil Bruschetta Recipe Cooking Tips
When I made this recipe and took photos for this post, I toasted the bread using this Weber Go-Anywhere Gas Grill which uses 1-pound propane bottles (the same kind you use with your camp stove.) This grill produces 6500 BTU-per-hour and has a 160 square-inch total cooking area.
When we are cooking with our propane camp grills and stoves, we use 1-pound propane bottles that we refill using a Propane Bottle Refill Adapter. It is cheaper than buying new bottles and it is more environmentally friendly too!
We have several different propane camp stoves including the old classic! Just like the propane grill, this Coleman Classic Propane Stove uses 1-pound propane bottles that we refill rather than buying new bottles each time we empty one. This stove is great in breezy conditions because of its shield design that blocks wind.
When we are toasting bread with our propane camp stove, we use a toaster to hold the bread near the flame. This Stansport Folding Camp Stove Toaster is made of rust resistant steel and folds for easy storage.
We use a grill grate when toasting bread over the coals of a campfire. This Texsport Heavy Duty Over Fire Camp Grill is made with heavy-duty folding steel and is designed to handle heavy cast iron cookware. The legs fold for easy transportation and storage.
Our entire family loves building, cooking and just sitting by campfires. In dry conditions with aged wood we just start our fires with a little kindling and a match but in more challenging conditions we get a little extra help. These Rutland Safe Lite Fire Starter Squares are made from recycled wood chips and wax and they are designed to provide an instant start and even light when wet. Best of all, they don’t flavor food!
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