Bruschetta is by far one of my very favorite appetizers! It is so light and full of flavor, I absolutely just love it. So I had an intense craving for it the other day so I ventured out to grab the ingredients and I whipped up a quick batch for lunch. Needless to say, my craving was definitely fixed :) This bruschetta recipe that I made is very simple to make, requires very few ingredients, and is quite the healthy little meal if you ask me :)
We are headed to Disneyland today to take the little munchkin for her first time! We will be back at the end of the week with some new posts! Hope you all have a great week!!!
1 Loaf Italian French Bread (sliced thin)
1 clove garlic (minced)
3 Tbsp. Olive Oil (I used Bertoli)
1/4 cup shredded parmesan cheese
3-4 roma tomatoes (diced into small cubes)
1 (8oz) ball fresh Mozzarella Cheese (cubed small)
1/3 cup fresh basil (sliced very thin)
2-3 Tbsp. Balsamic Vinegar
Slice the bread into thin slices. Press the clove of garlic into 1 Tbsp. of the olive oil. Give it a good stir. Using a pastry brush, brush the garlic oil over the bread slices then sprinkle shredded parmesan cheese over the top of each piece of bread. Place under the broiler till the cheese is melted and the bread is nice and crispy.
Next, rinse off the tomatoes and basil. Dice the tomatoes into small cubes. Roll the basil up and slice into thin pieces. Next, cut the mozzarella into small cubes. Place the tomatoes, basil, and mozzarella into a bowl and drizzle with 1-2 Tbsp of Olive Oil. Season with salt and pepper. Give it all a good toss and set aside while the bread cooks.
When the bread is done, scoop 2 Tbsp. the bruschetta mixture over the top of each piece off bread and lightly drizzle balsamic over the top of each piece. Enjoy!