Bruschetta with Tomato and Mozzarella Recipe

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Seasoned bits of tomatoes, onions, and capers provide great flavor to small pieces of toasted bread. This bruschetta recipe is a tasty appetizer perfect for an evening cocktail party or a noon luncheon. This is just one of many options for the bruschetta topping.
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  • 2 cups 2 large tomatoes, chopped fine
  • red onion, chopped fine
  • 1/4 cup fresh basil, chopped
  • 2 tablespoons balsamic vinegar
  • 2 tablespoons capers
  • 4 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil
  • salt and pepper to taste
  • loaf, French baguette bread
  • 2 ounces fresh mozzarella or buratta cheese
Container: Mixing bowl
45 mins
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  • Chop the tomatoes, onions, and basil into fine pieces. Combine with capers in a large bowl, stirring in the vinegar and olive oil. Season to taste with salt and pepper.
  • Preheat oven on broil.
  • Cut baguette bread into individual slices about 1/2 inch thick. A smaller sized baguette approximately 2 to 3 inches in diameter works well.
  • Arrange pieces of bread on a baking sheet and place the sheet in the middle of the oven to toast the bread. Allow 1 to 2 minutes or remove when golden brown.
  • While the toasted slices are kept on the baking sheet, brush one side of the warm bread with olive oil. If desired for added flavor, the pieces of bread can be rubbed with a clove of garlic prior to brushing on the olive oil or use a garlic flavored olive oil.
  • Top each piece of bread with approximately 1 teaspoon of the tomato, onion and caper mixture.  Then, top the mixture with 1/4 teaspoon of cheese.
  • Place the baking sheet in the middle of the oven to melt the cheese, approximately 1 minute or until slightly melted.
  • Remove from oven and serve.
Note:This recipe will be sufficient for 42 smaller pieces sliced from a French baguette with leftover topping remaining. Therefore, larger pieces of French bread can be used, if desired, but the total amount of available topping will depend on the amount placed on each piece. Also, the amount of cheese may need to be doubled.
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Bruschetta with Tomato and Mozzarella Recipe Reviews

bruschetta with tomato and mozzarella

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cook2cook User
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"This is a nice appetizer for a small get-together. They were delicious but I would hate to make them for a large party."
chiefcharlie User
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"I helped my wife make these up for a get-together we were having with some friends. They were kind of time consuming but with the two of us working on them it wasn't bad. Like "Top Chef", we left out the capers because they are something we never have on hand. They were great without them."
Top Chef User
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"Yum! I love fresh mozzarella with tomatoes. I skipped the capers since I felt it had enough with everything else. My basil is going crazy at home so I needed a recipe to use some of it up. This ones a keeper."
ReallyMom Really User
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"I fixed these this weekend when we had a few friends over for cocktails. They were kind of time consuming to make but everyone thought they were great."
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