Tuesday, July 12, 2011

Strawberry & Basil Grilled Gruyere

Ummm, by now, you all know about my love of cheese...and really anything basil & tomato alongside.  But have you ever thought of switching out the tomatoes for strawberries!?  It's genius...let me tell you.


Yes, this is the ULTIMATE grilled cheese appetizer my friends.  The Gruy√®re cheese is nutty and savory and the strawberries are so sweet!  It's the perfect blend of flavors and really a show stopper...no one will be sorry you served this at your next dinner party.

And with strawberries being in season...you can had the pick of the bunch!

Sauteing the basil in the batter makes this especially yummy!

Recipe adapted from The Bite Sized Blog:
  • Baguette, halved and grilled
  • 3-4 strawberries, sliced 
  • ¼ lb gruyere, thinly sliced
  • Few leaves of basil
  • Butter


Slice baguette and toast on hot pan.  Meanwhile, add butter and basil and saute together.  Once bread is toasted, add basil butter and flip on pan.  Layer the gruyere cheese and strawberries and let melt {you can cover the pan to speed up the melting process}.  Add basil leaves and remaining butter on top.  


I can't tell you how wonderful these flavors are...it was SOOO good!  :)

Hope you enjoy!  Bon Appetit!

xo natasha

Linked to: Tasty Tuesdays

41 comments:

  1. YUMMY! This looks so good. I never thought to add strawberries...mmmm what a good idea. I will def try this!

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  2. such a good idea!
    those look so good.
    i'm going to have to try this out.
    thanks for sharing :)

    ♥elisabeth

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  3. That looks like the perfect summer appetizer... I have to try it!

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  4. I LOVE that cheese! Well, I love any cheese. But this is the perfect appetizer! I linked up with TT too!

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  5. I love strawberries and cheese so this sounds just delightful!

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  6. Girl, you have blown me away with this recipe!! Drool worthy!

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  7. this looks amazing! I recently saw a recipe for strawberry bruschetta, but I think I will have to try this instead!

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  8. omg yesss this looks so tasty! yum :) xoxo jillian:: cornflake dreams

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  9. Oh girl...you and I share a cheese obsession and you know this is going on the table tonight! Those are such different flavors, I'm pretty certain it's going to be the bomb...

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  10. OH YUM! That looks fantastic! Now I'm hungry! :)

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  11. This looks delicious! A combo of all of my favorite flavors in one! So summery and fresh. xo

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  12. Are you kidding me, this looks SO SO SO GOOD! I must make it, soon!! :)

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  13. Yep yep I love cheese too! This is like the perfect little appetizer! Great presentation girl

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  14. This looks delish!! for real!!

    xoxo, chrissy from the perfect palette

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  15. Yum, that looks delish!! I am going to try this!

    Just wanted to say Hello as well - your blog is cute and also what camera do you use? It takes great pictures!

    -Ashley

    mystorythusfar@blogspot.com

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  16. I'm going to try this! I need to start saving your recipes to a folder on my laptop lol. As a fellow cheese fanatic, this looks delish!

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  17. Oh my!! This grilled cheese is just too much!! What a yummy summer appetizer!!

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  18. This is my favorite food post! It's easy and it looks so good. I can't wait to try it!

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  19. Wow- that looks delicious, and I never would have thought of that pairing! I think I might have to try this one! It also look easy, which is a huge bonus for me. :)

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  20. Delish! SO easy too. This looks great!

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  21. This is pure genius. And you know I count cheese as it's own food group!

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  22. natasha this looks absolutely amazing. i love your recipes! keep them coming :-) meg

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  23. OMG My mouth is seriously watering.
    xo
    Alexa
    www.theshortandthesweetofit.com

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  24. Yum, yum, yum!!! I will have to try this!

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  25. I would never have dreamed of this flavor combination, but it looks amazing!!

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  26. This is the second recipe I've seen today that has strawberry and basil in it. Man...must be the new thing! :)

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  27. oh wow. that looks amazing! i love savory cheeses with fresh berries! yum

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  28. My mouth is watering! That looks soooo good!

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  29. You have done it once again! YUM!!! xoxoxo brynn

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  30. Ooooh interesting! Good idea to saute some basil in butter!

    Becca
    http://beccatm.blogspot.com

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  31. Well it looks sensational! I would have never thought of gruyere and strawberries on toast but am keen to give it a go :)
    Claudia xo

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  32. This looks wonderful. Will definitely have to try it. Have you tried pecorino romano with apples? Delish!!

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  33. girl, this look delish! bookmarking this right now!!

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  34. What a great combination. I will be trying this out this weekend! I think this will be a hit with my hubby.

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  35. This looks so good. I would love it if you came over to Cast Party Wednesday tomorrow and shared some of your recipes with us.
    Thanks,
    I hope to see you there!

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  36. wow, it looks so delicious, great post. thanks for sharing


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  37. Well I do love cantaloupe and prosciutto, so why not strawberries and cheese?

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  38. Holy Crapola that looks amazing! I love it! YUMMMM

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  39. This is geniusssss. Strawberries are my favorite and I don't care for tomatoes, so this is perf!

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