Summer Entertaining Cheese Board, with Grilled Veggies and Balsamic Bruschetta
Enjoy summer nights with this beautiful cheese board, celebrating the wonderful flavors of in-season produce.
1 Whole grain baguette, thinly sliced + 1 clove of garlic, peeled
2 Varieties of cheese, any kind that you like (I used fresh mozzarella and a wine soaked cheese)
1 Bowl of cherries, rinsed
1 Green zucchini, washed and sliced 1/4" thick, lengthwise
1 Yellow summer squash, washed and sliced 1/4" thick, lengthwise
Salt and pepper to taste
8 oz. Cherry tomatoes, washed and quartered
1 Small garlic glove, peeled and minced
1 Tbsp. Shallot, peeled and finely diced
1 tsp. Balsamic vinegar
1/4 tsp. Olive oil
1 tbsp. Fresh basil, rinsed and chopped
Salt and pepper to Taste
Combine cherry tomatoes and the last 6 ingredients together. Place in the refrigerator until ready to serve.
Preheat grill. Brush zucchini with olive oil, basting oil, or spray with nonstick cooking spray. Salt and pepper to taste. Grill over medium heat 3-4 minutes per side.
As the zucchini is cooking, place bread on the grill, and toast until grill marks form. About 3-4 minutes per side. As soon as you remove the bread from the grill, rub the bread with the garlic clove.
Assemble serving platter with all of the above, and enjoy!