I love the abundance of fresh fruit and vegetables that can be found in the grocery store or at a farmer's market in the summertime. Everything just tastes sweeter and fresher than it does throughout the rest of the year.
Bruschetta is a simple appetizer that can be made ahead of time and taken out when company arrives. Fresh tomatoes mixed with balsamic vinegar and garlic is served on crunchy bread topped with melted Mozzarella. It's a winning combination. Enjoy!
- Olive oil
- 6 slices crusty bread, cut into 1/2-inch slices
- 1 cup (8 oz.) fresh cherry or grape tomatoes, halved
- 1/2 tsp. garlic, minced
- 2 tsp. balsamic vinegar
- 8 oz. fresh Mozzarella cheese, sliced thin
- 1/4 cup packed basil leaves, chopped
Turn on broiler to 500 degrees F.
In a medium bowl, combine tomatoes, garlic and balsamic vinegar. Set aside.
Place bread slices on a baking sheet. Brush olive oil over the tops of each slice. Place under the broiler for 1-2 minutes or until they begin to brown. Remove from oven.
Top each slice with a piece of Mozzarella. Place under the broiler until the cheese begins to bubble and starts to brown. Remove from oven and top each piece with a spoonful of the tomato mixture. Sprinkle with chopped basil, if desired. Serve immediately.
Source: SK Original