Heirloom Tomato and Mozzarella Bruschetta

Hi everyone! I’m back!

What a week this has been. It’s been tiring. It’s been draining. But we’re finally all moved into our new home. Moved in however, doesn’t mean unpacked and if you read my last post you know how I feel about packing. My lovely mama did come to help me unpack my kitchen while she was here, yet I am still too busy setting up the rest of our house to do too much cooking. Blasphemy I know. Over the last few days I could feel the effects of kitchen withdrawal starting to set in so I decided to make this quick, flavorful appetizer to get my kitchen fix.

Have you looked at the calendar? I just did. It’s the 4th. of August. The 8th month of the year. I have never really been a fan of August. The weather gets a little too hot. It marks the end of summer and means that the days of sunshine are going to become fewer and fewer here in Seattle. However one thing that is great about August, besides my mom’s birthday, is the beautiful glorious tomatoes that reach their peak this month. They are sweet, tender, juicy and pair perfectly with sweet basil and creamy mozzarella. Place it all atop crusty garlic laced french bread and you have one heck of a summer snack.

Heirloom Tomato and Mozzarella Bruschetta Recipe

Serves 4 Prep Time: Cook Time:

Ingredients:

  • 1 large heirloom tomato, diced
  • 2/3 cup pearl size mozzarella
  • 10 basil leaves chopped
  • 1 teaspoon balsamic vinegar
  • 1 teaspoon extra virgin olive oil
  • 1/4 teaspoon kosher salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon fresh cracked black pepper
  • 12 baguette slices
  • 1 clove garlic

Instructions

1

Combine diced tomato, mozzarella, basil leaves, vinegar, olive oil, salt and pepper in a bowl. Mix well. Cover and refrigerate for at least 30 minutes.

2

Preheat oven broiler. Place baguette slices on a baking sheet. Broil for 2 minutes or until golden brown. Rub garlic clove over the top of toasted bread.

3

Spoon chilled tomato mixture over the top of the bread. Serve.

Notes

Enjoy!

Leave a Comment

  • Reply
    Middle School Meals
    April 26, 2013 at 9:32 am

    Thank you so much for the idea!

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    Deseree
    August 10, 2010 at 6:26 am

    Thank you everyone! It does feel nice now to kind of get a little bit settled in. I am lovin’ my new kitchen. It’s nice to have a lot more space and ALOT more cabinets. I even have one of those little built in spice cabinets. Love it!

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    Jen
    August 8, 2010 at 2:43 pm

    Mmmmmm! Glad to see you back, and with one of my faves! It looks delish :-) So how is your new kitchen??!

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    Lindsay
    August 5, 2010 at 12:52 pm

    What a delicious, simple meal to cook in the midst of moving!

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    Jenn's Food Journey
    August 4, 2010 at 6:32 pm

    Beautiful! I’m sure it tastes fantastic too! Congrats on getting into the new house. I hate to pack/unpack too, but it’s gonna feel so good once you guys get settled. It will be all worth it!

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    Teacher Teacher
    August 4, 2010 at 8:35 am

    This recipe embodies summer! It only needs to be served with a tall glass of fresh lemonade and followed up by chilled watermelon slices to be the quintessential meal of summer. :)

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    Fun and Fearless in Beantown
    August 4, 2010 at 7:36 am

    Glad to hear that the move went smoothly! This dish looks simple and yet full of flavor. I absolutely adore local heirloom tomatoes during the summer!

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    StephenC
    August 4, 2010 at 6:38 am

    We’ll be able to make this soon. Our tomatoes are beginning to get there. Looks beautiful.

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    Maria
    August 4, 2010 at 6:17 am

    Great summer recipe!