Appetizers can easily turn into a meal for my husband and I especially when paired with a salad and a glass of wine! I previously posted my Spinach Artichoke Recipe which has become a staple in our household during busy weeks. Today was another Saturday filled with fall baseball and football watching so tonight I whipped up another family favorite, Tomato Mozzarella Bruschetta. This is probably our second favorite appetizer and one we often check out a various restaurants to find the "right" combo of taste and texture.
This is a quick, easy and tasty addition to any kitchen and a great way to use up those extra tomatoes. This recipe offers so much flexibility that you can easily adjust any amounts to your preference and still have a fantastic dish.
1 small loaf of french bread or 1/2 loaf if larger size
4 medium plum tomatoes
2 teaspoons minced garlic
1 tablespoon olive oil ( I used a garlic infused kind)
1/8 cup chopped fresh basil
1/4 cup fresh mozzarella cheese chopped
Extra olive oil for bread
1. Preheat oven to 400 degrees
2. Dice tomotoes and combine in small bowl with garlic, olive oil, basil and fresh mozzarella
3. Slice loaf of bread and place on baking sheet
4. Brush each loaf of bread with olive oil
5. Sprinkle with parmesan cheese
6. Bake in oven for 10-12 minutes
7. Let cool and enjoy!
5. Top with tomato mixture
Hope you enjoy this yummy addition to your appetizer collection!