Quick Strawberry Basil Bruschetta Camping Recipe

This is one of our really fast and fabulous vegetarian camping recipes!

Don’t let the strawberries fool you … this Strawberry Basil Bruschetta Camping Recipe is only slightly sweet and the goat cheese makes it a little tangy.

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Quick Strawberry Basil Bruschetta Camping Recipe

Chop a few ingredients, grill a few slices of bread and layer it all to make a camping appetizer fit for a 5-star restaurant.

Your foodie friends will love this slightly sweet and savory quick appetizer! 

Camp Cooking Tip: I use many different methods to toast bread on camping trips.

If I have a campfire going, I will toast the bread over the fire using a grill grate.

It is also easy to toast bread using a camp stove toaster and your propane camp stove.

When I took the pictures for this blog post, we were camping with fire restrictions so I used a propane grill to toast the bread.

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Step 1. Set Up Your Cooking Environment

This Strawberry Basil Bruschetta is almost a “raw” no-cook recipe except for toasting the bread.

Gear Options For Toasting The Bread

Weber Go-Anywhere Gas Grill for this simple, easy and quick camping appetizer Strawberry Basil Bruschetta RecipeWeber Go-Anywhere Gas Grill

When I made this recipe and took photos for this post, I toasted the bread using this Weber Go-Anywhere Gas Grill which uses 1-pound propane bottles (the same kind you use with your camp stove.)

This grill produces 6500 BTU-per-hour and has a 160 square-inch total cooking area.


Coleman Classic Propane Stove for this simple, easy and quick camping appetizer Strawberry Basil Bruschetta RecipeColeman Classic Propane Stove

We have several different propane camp stoves including the old classic!

Just like the propane grill, this Coleman Classic Propane Stove uses 1-pound propane bottles that we refill rather than buying new bottles each time we empty one.

This stove is great in breezy conditions because of its shield design that blocks wind.


Stansport Folding Camp Stove Toaster for this simple, easy and quick camping appetizer Strawberry Basil Bruschetta RecipeStansport Folding Camp Stove Toaster

When we are toasting bread with our propane camp stove, we use a toaster to hold the bread near the flame.

This Stansport Folding Camp Stove Toaster is made of rust resistant steel and folds for easy storage.


Texsport Heavy Duty Over Fire Camp Grill for this simple, easy and quick camping appetizer Strawberry Basil Bruschetta RecipeTexsport Heavy Duty Over Fire Camp Grill

We use a grill grate when toasting bread over the coals of a campfire.

This Texsport Heavy Duty Over Fire Camp Grill is made with heavy-duty folding steel and is designed to handle heavy cast iron cookware.

The legs fold for easy transportation and storage.


Step 2. Macerate The Berries

Combine the balsamic vinegar, olive oil, sugar, salt, pepper, strawberries and basil in a non-reactive bowl and set aside to macerate the strawberries.

Step 3. Get Goat Cheese To Room Temperature

You’ll need the goat cheese warm enough to be at a spreadable consistency so get it out of your camp cooler or RV refrigerator.

Step 4. Toast The Bread

Now you’ll drizzle a bit of olive oil on both sides of the bread … then toast it with whichever method you choose.

Step 5. Top The Bread

Spread equal amounts of goat cheese on the bread then spoon the strawberry mixture on top.

Step 6. Garnish And Serve

Finish off the bruschetta with a bit more basil before serving. 


More Strawberry Basil Combinations

If you like the combination of fresh strawberries and basil, try Kona Grill’s Secret Strawberry Basil Lemonade Recipe

It is totally yummy!

Kona Grill shares their secret Strawberry Basil Lemonade recipe with Camping For Foodies .com

Print This Strawberry Basil Bruschetta Camping Recipe

Prep Time 10 minutes

Cook Time 6 minutes

Total Time 16 minutes


  • 1/4 cup balsamic vinegar
  • About 1/4 cup olive oil, divided
  • 1 teaspoon sugar
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/8 teaspoon black pepper
  • 1 cup cubed strawberries
  • 6 large fresh basil leaves, sliced and divided
  • 1/2 cup goat cheese
  • 6 slices Italian bread (about 1/2 – 3/4 inch thick)


  1. In a non-reactive bowl, toss the balsamic vinegar, 1 tablespoon olive oil, sugar, salt, pepper, strawberries and 4 sliced basil leaves. Set aside to macerate the berries.
  2. Bring the goat cheese to room temperature.
  3. Slice the bread and drizzle both sides with olive oil.
  4. On a preheated grill, campfire or propane stove, toast the bread until browned, about 3 minutes per side.
  5. Spread the goat cheese on toasted bread then spoon berry mixture over cheese.
  6. Garnish with remaining basil leave slices and serve.

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Nutrition Information:



Serving Size:

Amount Per Serving: Calories: 205Total Fat: 14gSaturated Fat: 4gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 9gCholesterol: 9mgSodium: 288mgCarbohydrates: 15gFiber: 1gSugar: 4gProtein: 6g

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