Caprese Bruschetta


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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.

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

Prep Time 20 minutes
Cook Time 3 minutes
Total Time 23 minutes
Servings 4 people
Author Holly Nilsson
Course Appetizer
Cuisine American
Rich fresh olive oils, fresh mozzarella, ripe tomatoes on garlicky toasted bread…  This recipe is a trip down memory lane for me.

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

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Instructions

  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.
Nutrition Information
Calories: 276, Fat: 11g, Saturated Fat: 3g, Cholesterol: 8mg, Sodium: 437mg, Potassium: 225mg, Carbohydrates: 34g, Fiber: 2g, Sugar: 2g, Protein: 8g, Vitamin A: 15.9%, Vitamin C: 13.6%, Calcium: 11.3%, Iron: 12.1%

(Nutrition information provided is an estimate and will vary based on cooking methods and brands of ingredients used.)

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