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I think one of the most popular things I cook may just be warm, gooey melted brie. And this Grilled Brie with Blackberry Basil Smash Salsa is probably my best brie combo yet!

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This brie is lightly grilled and has a slightly smoky flavor to it…so good!

Grilled Brie with Blackberry Basil Smash Salsa + Charred Bread | halfbakedharvest.com

And when served with warm grilled bread. Yes!

I think I plan to grill a loaf of bread every single day this summer. I mean, why the heck not?

Grilled Brie with Blackberry Basil Smash Salsa + Charred Bread | halfbakedharvest.com

Oh, and brie paired with sweet summer berries? Yeah, that’s just like icing on the cake.

I know this is really a snack or an appetizer, but this can totally be considered this dinner in my book. Cheese, carbs and fruit? Yeah, seems balanced to me!

Grilled Brie with Blackberry Basil Smash Salsa + Charred Bread | halfbakedharvest.com

In all seriousness though, I was thinking that this would be the perfect thing to serve on the 4th of July.

Can anyone really believe the 4th is a week from tomorrow? It is mind-blowing to me, like how did that happen and why does time have to fly by so fast? Let’s just all hit the pause button this summer. Sounds pretty good, right?

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I know that when it come to summer and cooking we are all looking for things with a little less ingredients and that take a lot less time.

I am right there with you! When then weather is nice all I want to do it hang outside. Granted it’s getting harder and harder to do, but we can try, right!

Grilled Brie with Blackberry Basil Smash Salsa + Charred Bread | halfbakedharvest.com

Starting with this brie.

Honestly, this grilled Brie with blackberry basil smash salsa requires almost no effort at all. You just need to have some brie, honey, berries, basil and bread. If you don’t have a grill, bake the brie in the oven at 375 degrees F. for maybe ten minutes, but if you have a grill use it! The flavor is so good.

Grilled Brie with Blackberry Basil Smash Salsa + Charred Bread | halfbakedharvest.com

For the blackberries you literally just toss the ingredients in a bowl and smash them together, hence the title, “blackberry smash salsa”.

Personally, I really loved the blackberries for this, but I also think a mix of any fruits would be amazing or just swap in one of YOUR favorite berries. The sweetness of the fruit paired with the cheese is one of my favorite combos. Expect to see a lot of it this summer!

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Oh, and if you think about it, this is really like an open-faced grilled cheese. Only better, because you can actually pile on the cheese…

Yeah, I would make sure to buy a big wheel of brie!

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Grilled Brie and Chard Bread with Blackberry Basil Smash Salsa.

Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 10 minutes
Total Time 20 minutes
Servings: 6 Servings
Calories Per Serving: 427 kcal

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Ingredients

  • 1 (8 ounce) brie round
  • 1/4 cup honey
  • 1 loaf crusty sourdough or ciabatta bread, sliced
  • slices olive oil, enough to drizzle over bread
  • 1 clove garlic

Basil Smash Salsa

  • 1 1/2 cups fresh blackberries
  • 1/3 cup fresh basil, sliced or chopped
  • 1 jalapeño, finely chopped
  • juice of 1/2 a lemon or lime
  • pinch of salt

Instructions

  • To make the salsa add the blackberries to a bowl and using a fork, lightly smash the blackberries until they are a little saucy. Stir in the basil, jalapeño, lemon or lime juice and pinch of salt. Store in the fridge until ready to use.
  • Preheat your grill to high heat or preheat your oven to 450° degrees F.
  • Place the slices of bread on a baking sheet and drizzle with olive oil on both sides. Rub each side of bread with the halved garlic clove. Sprinkle the toast with salt and pepper.
  • Place both the brie and bread slices on the grill and grill both for about 2-3 minutes per side or until lightly chard. Remove from the grill. Be careful when flipping the brie, you do not want to break the brie open.
  • To serve place the brie on a cutting board and drizzle the warm brie with honey. Add the salsa. Serve with the grilled bread.

Notes

*The brie and bread can also be baked if needed.
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  1. Well this looks freakin’ phenomenal! Warmed brie is one of my favorite things because it always reminds me of home. My mom makes melted brie for almost every party she throws.
    Yours looks so good! LOVE the including on basil—so Summery!

  2. Good Grief! This recipe is so inviting! I can’t wait for the blackberry bushes to produce around here! Want it NOW! Thank you for your inspiration and recipe!

  3. Oh man..melted brie is like heaven in cheese form, and this blackberry salsa looks AMAZING! So glad I’ve already got blackberries and basil on hand…!

  4. Yum! Oh my god. The pictures of the salsa dripping into the cheese… I can’t deal I want it now! 🙂

  5. The picture of the berries pooling into the melted brie is insane…brie on the grill what a great idea…this is a perfect appetizer or summer dinner all prepared outside on the grill what more could you want…so yummy

  6. Great summer appetizer! It’s a fabulous idea to avoid turning on the oven which means we don’t have to go all summer without melty brie. thank goodness!