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Mozzarella Bruschetta

Bruschette make perfect appetizers. They are delicious and quick and easy to make.

Ingredients for Mozzarella Bruschetta:
  • 1 long loaf crusty French bread
  • 3 medium ripe roma tomatoes
  • 3 large fresh mozzarella balls
  • 24 fresh basil leaves
  • Coarse salt
  • Black pepper
  • Extra virgin olive oil
  • Oregano
  • Balsamic vinegar
  1. Slice Bread into 1/2" (4cm) slices on the diagonal
  2. Lightly toast bread in the oven on both sides
  3. Slice tomatoes into 1/4 inch (0.75cm) slices and place one on each slice of bread.
  4. Cut mozzarella balls into 1/4 inch (0.75cm) slices and place on top of tomato.
  5. Chop basil into thin strips and sprinkle on top with the oregano.
  6. Combine olive oil and balsamic vinegar (to taste) in small bowl
  7. Drizzle with mixture and sprinkle with salt and pepper.
  8. Makes about 24 Bruschette.
Notes, tips, and variations:
  • an optional re-toasting with toppings on will make the mozzarella melt and be even more delicious
  • authentic Italian Bruschetta begins with rubbing roasted garlic cloves on the toasted bread slices