Friday, June 24, 2011

Mozzarella & Bruschetta Crostini

One of my favorite comfort foods is bruschetta, I know that may seem weird but I love it, it makes me happy. I try to find new and interesting ways to eat it; instead of just eating it with a spoon straight out of the bowl, yes I have been known to do that. So here is one yummy way to prepare it, which pairs perfectly with a pasta dinner and a glass (or two) of wine!

Mozzarella & Bruschetta Crostini
  • 1/2 loaf par-baked bread
  • 8 oz. fresh mozzarella sliced
  • 16 oz. assorted heirloom cherry tomatoes, quartered
  • Extra virgin olive oil
  • 1-2 clove garlic, peeled and minced
  • 2 tablespoons balsamic vinegar
  • 3 leaves chopped fresh basil
  • Sea salt and fresh ground pepper to taste
Toss tomatoes, minced garlic, basil, 3 tablespoons olive oil, balsamic vinegar, 1 teaspoon sea salt and a pinch of pepper in a bowl, refrigerate until ready to serve.

Preheat oven to 350F. Slice bread loaf into 1 inch slices, brush each side with olive oil and place on a baking sheet. Bake bread slices for about 10-15 minutes or until lightly browned; bread should be toasted on the outside but soft on the inside.

Once bread cools, add a slice of fresh mozzarella and top with bruschetta. Enjoy!


Kristin @ Yellow Bliss Road said...

I say we have a party at my house, and you bring this. Ok? :)

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