I had a bit more fresh mozzarella to use so I decided to make a bruschetta tonight. I love toasted italian bread anyway so adding some fresh ingredients was a no brainer. You can use any type of mozzarella although the softness of the fresh mozzarella pearls was tasty.
Bruschetta ~ fresh tomato basil and garlic
- 2 Tbs fresh basil ~ thinly sliced
- 1 1/2 cups fresh diced tomato
- 2 clove garlic ~ finely minced
- 1 Tbs olive oil
- 1 tsp salt
- fresh ground black pepper to taste
- Bread ~ crusty italian baguette works perfectly
- mozzarella cheese
Prepare basil ~ I like the technique I posted in my fresh basil post seen here. Combine basil, tomato, garlic, olive oil, salt and pepper.
Set aside and slice bread as desired. Lightly toast bread on one side just enough to dry surface. Flip over and toast other side. Flip back over and top with bruschetta mixture and mozzarella cheese.
Toast 2 – 3 minutes longer about 4 – 5 inches from broiler or until cheese is melted and edges of bread have browned.
Enjoy ~ Kimberly