Bruschetta Recipe News Post - Giant

Published: 05/15/2023 - 8:00 AM

Create a refreshing dish that is bursting with summer flavors!

Impress family and friends with this fresh take on bruschetta! Use up plentiful end-of-summer produce for this fresh and simple appetizer. Make the topping ahead and spoon onto crusty bread when guests arrive. Plus, it earns 1 Guiding Star and packs a sweet and savory punch!

Grilled Summer Squash Bruschetta


  • 1/12 lbs yellow and green summer squash
  • 5 tbsp olive oil, divided
  • 1 large baguette
  • 1/4 cup prepared pesto
  • 1 lemon
  • 2 oz chunk Parmesan


  1. Set grill to medium-high. Slice the squash on an angle and add to a large bowl, along with 2 tbsp oil, salt, and pepper. Grill 2–3 min. per side, until tender and grill marks appear. Transfer to cutting board.
  2. Meanwhile, thinly slice the baguette and brush on one side with remaining 3 tbsp olive oil. Grill baguette slices 1–2 min. per side, until crispy.
  3. Finely chop the grilled squash and add to a medium bowl, along with the pesto. Grate zest from the lemon onto squash and squeeze 2 tbsp juice into bowl. Toss until well combined. Season with salt and pepper. Spoon onto grilled baguette slices. Shave the Parmesan on top.

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