Caprese Bruschetta

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caprese bruschetta

How to Make Caprese Bruschetta

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I was never a huge fan of fresh mozzarella… until I visited Italy.  Rich fresh olive oils, fresh mozzarella, ripe tomatoes on garlicky toasted bread…  This recipe is a trip down memory lane for me.

This takes under 10 minutes to put together and is always a huge hit!  Can’t wait for my garden tomatoes to grow because that just makes this recipe even better!

It’s a terrific option for a healthy lunch or snack.

Caprese Bruschetta

I was never a huge fan of fresh mozzarella… until I visited Italy.  Rich fresh olive oils, fresh mozzarella, ripe tomatoes on garlicky toasted bread…  This recipe is a trip down memory lane for me.

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Ingredients:

  • 1 large baguette or Italian bread , sliced into 1 inch thick slices
  • 2 large ripe tomatoes , chopped
  • 4 medium balls fresh mozzarella (about 7oz total), sliced into 1/2 inch cubes
  • 1/4 cup shredded Italian blend cheese
  • 10 medium basil leaves , chopped
  • 2 tbsp fresh parsley , chopped
  • 2 tbsp extra virgin olive oil
  • 2 teaspoons red wine vinegar
  • 1 large clove fresh garlic
  • Salt & Pepper

Directions:

  1. In a bowl, mix together the tomatoes, basil, parsley, mozzarella, olive oil, red wine vinegar & a dash of salt & pepper. Allow to sit at room temperature while you prepare the bread.
  2. Place bread slices under broiler for about a minute or in an oven at 350 for about 3 minutes, or until the bread is very lightly toasted.
  3. Immediately after removing bread from oven, rub the garlic clove over each slice.
  4. Top the bread slices with 1/4 cup of the tomato and mozzarella mixture.
  5. Sprinkle with shredded Italian cheeses.

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Holly is a wine and cheese lover, recipe creator, shopping enthusiast and self appointed foodie. Her greatest passion is creating in the kitchen and making deliciously comforting recipes for the everyday home cook!

2 comments on “Caprese Bruschetta”

  1. I’m very surprised to see that you use red wine vinegar rather than balsamic … Interesting!

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