Grilled vegetable bruschetta

Grilled vegetable bruschetta

Category: Starter/snack, Snack/side dish | Serves: 8

Prep time: 10 minutes | Cooking time: 10 minutes


1 red or yellow pepper, seeded and sliced into strips

1 courgette, halved and thinly sliced lengthways

1 red onion, thinly sliced

2 large plum or vine tomatoes, thickly sliced

1 tablespoon olive oil

2 teaspoons wholegrain mustard

Freshly ground black pepper, to taste

1 ciabatta loaf, cut into 8 equal portions or 8 slices from a large baguette

1 clove garlic, halved

Shredded fresh basil leaves, to garnish

  1. Preheat grill to high and line grill rack with foil. Place pepper, courgette, onion and tomatoes in large bowl. Whisk together oil, mustard and black pepper, then drizzle over vegetables and toss gently to mix.
  2. Spread vegetables in single layer on grill rack. Grill for 4-5 minutes on each side, or until lightly browned. Set aside and keep warm.
  3. Toast bread slices on both sides under grill and, while still hot, rub garlic halves over one side of each piece of toast.
  4. Divide grilled vegetables between toast slices, piling them onto garlicky sides. Garnish with shredded basil and serve immediately.

Cook’s tips

  • If your grill pan is not big enough to cook all the vegetables at the same time, simply grill half the vegetables as instructed, then remove them and keep warm, while grilling remaining vegetables. The same applies to toasting the bread – toast it in two batches, if necessary.

Nutritional information

Grilled Vegetable Bruschetta