Saturday, May 15, 2010

Tomato, Basil, and Mozzarella Bruschetta

An easy weeknight appetizer for the summertime couldn't be any better with the combination of French bread, fresh mozzarella cheese, vine-ripened tomatoes, and fresh basil leaves. As I type this entry, my mouth is starting to water and we just had this last night.

Tomato, Basil, and Mozzarella Bruschetta

6 slices of french bread; toasted
Olive oil
Balsamic vinegar
Kosher salt
6 slices of fresh mozzarella; sliced 1/4-inch thick
6 slices of tomato; sliced 1/4-inch thick
6 basil leaves

1. Slice 6 slices of French bread about 1/2-inch thick and toast lightly.
2.  Lightly drizzle with Balsamic vinegar and olive oil.
3.  Sprinkle lightly with kosher salt.
4.  Add slice of mozzarella cheese.
5.  Add slice of tomato
6.  Add basil leaves.
7.  Serve at room temperature.


  1. Love this combo-we actually do a homemade pizza with these ingredients and it's my favorite

  2. AnonymousMay 15, 2010

    I love these easy type of snacks that pack loads of flavor. I am wondering if you could do an entry to talk about the various types of salt: sea salt vs. kosher vs. iodized. I have always wondered what the differences are and if it truly matters which variety one uses to enhance a dish.

    I look forward to reading more!

  3. AnonymousMay 15, 2010

    One of my favorites! Also, an entry on salts would be great since I have about 10 in my cubbard and not sure what to do with all of them, that was someone elses department. Figuring it out.



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