** This post originally appeared on my recipe site Gimme the Yum and is now presented here as the site no longer exists **
Bruschetta is one of the most delicious and filling appetizers or snacks a person can have. An Italian concoction, the traditional version is made from bread that has been grilled, rubbed with a bit of garlic and drizzled with olive oil, salt and pepper. But more modern approaches top it with meats, cheeses or vegetables.
My version only lightly grills the bread, giving it a chewier texture. I top it with a marinated mixture of fresh basil, sweet plump tomatoes, a diced red onion and salty buffalo mozzarella.
It makes the perfect party food or snack.Print
Bruschetta with Tomato, Basil, Onion and Mozzarella
- Yield: 6 1x
- Category: Appetizer
- Cuisine: Italian
- 1 baguette
- 3 firm roma tomatoes (diced)
- 1 Tbsp fresh chopped basil
- 1/2 red onion (chopped)
- 4oz fresh mozzarella (chopped into small pieces)
- olive oil
- 1 Tbsp balsamic vinegar
- 1 clove garlic
- Cut your baguettes into slices about one inch thick. Place on a grill rack and lightly toast it so that the bread is at whatever shade of gold or brown you desire.
- In a bowl, carefully stir the tomato, basil and onion together, Drizzle with olive oil and vinegar and sprinkle with salt and pepper.
- Remove the toasted bread from the oven, and immediately take the garlic clove and rub it across the toasted tops of each slice.
- Drizzle a tiny bit of olive oil over the bread.
- Carefully spoon the tomato mixture over each slice of bread and then sprinkle with the mozzarella.