+

Bruschetta Kebabs

Ingredients (6)

  • 10 bamboo skewers
  • 4 (1-inch-thick) slices levain or crusty sourdough bread, cut into 1-inch cubes
  • 30 cherry tomatoes
  • Olive oil
  • Kosher salt
  • 1/2 cup basil pesto
Try Amazon Fresh

Get fresh food news delivered to your inbox

Sign up for our newsletter to receive the latest tips, tricks, recipes and more, sent twice a week.

Bruschetta Kebabs

These vegetarian kebabs take the elements of classic bruschetta and reconstruct them on skewers. The pesto gets brushed on after the skewers leave the grill, so it stays bright green and fresh-tasting. These are perfect for passing as a substantial hors d’oeuvre at a backyard cocktail party or before an alfresco dinner.

Instructions

  1. 1Soak the skewers in water for 30 minutes.
  2. 2Prepare a charcoal or gas grill for direct-heat grilling over medium heat. In a bowl, add the bread cubes and cherry tomatoes, drizzle with olive oil, and sprinkle with a pinch of salt. Toss to coat. Thread the bread and tomatoes onto the skewers, alternating the ingredients.
  3. 3Brush and oil the grill grate. Grill the skewers, turning occasionally, until the bread is nicely charred, about 5 minutes. Transfer to a platter, brush each kebab with some of the pesto, and serve.

VARIATION:
Turn this into a grilled caprese salad: Once your kebabs are cooked and slathered with pesto, slide them into a serving bowl (removing the skewers) and add some fresh bocconcini mozzarella. Toss and serve, adding a bit more pesto if you like.

Load Comments

Recommended from Chowhound

Tired of Pumpkin? This Genoise Cake with Cranberry Curd Filling Is the Move
Food News

Tired of Pumpkin? This Genoise Cake with Cranberry Curd Filling Is the Move

by Amy Schulman | Let’s get one thing on the record: Cakes may be easy to bake, but they’re certainly tough to decorate...

Birria Red Tacos Prove Soaking Your Tortillas Is a Genius Move
Food Trends

Birria Red Tacos Prove Soaking Your Tortillas Is a Genius Move

by David Klein | Learn how to make birria tacos at home and you’ll never go back to your usual naked tortilla. A taco...

9 Short Rib Recipes to Feast on All Fall & Winter
Recipe Round-Ups

9 Short Rib Recipes to Feast on All Fall & Winter

by David Klein | Any way you cut it, short ribs satisfy with a juicy layer of fat that adds gobs of delicious beefy...