Mozzarella Tomato Basil Bruschetta

Mozzarella Tomato Basil Bruschetta

I’ve always felt that the essence of Italian cooking is simplicity – simple ingredients, simple preparation and absolutely mouthwatering results! Bruschetta is no exception. And I think you can agree that there simply isn’t anything better than a fluffy loaf of bread topped with flavorful, fragrant ingredients like tomato, basil and lotsa garlic.

Tomato Basil Bruschetta Recipe

I pick up these fresh loaves every week for a dollar, and since I always have basil in the garden and tomatoes and garlic at the ready, this delicious mozzarella bruschetta was a no brainer. It’s easy as pie and elegant enough for dinner guests but casual enough to nosh on alone.

Easy Bruschetta Recipe

Besides, let’s face it – who would want to share this anyway?

Tomato Basil Bruschetta

Just slice up a luscious loaf of your favorite Italian bread, slather it with olive oil mixed with spices and garlic, toss tomatoes and mozzarella on top, and bake until melty and golden brown. Sprinkle on fresh basil and dig in! Simply prepared and simply delish.

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Mozzarella Tomato Basil Bruschetta

Yield: Serves 8

Ingredients:

1 loaf (1 lb.) Italian bread

1/3 cup olive oil

2 cloves garlic, minced

1/2 tsp. kosher salt

1/4 tsp. freshly ground black pepper

1/4 tsp. crushed red pepper flakes

1 Roma tomato, diced

1-1/2 cups (6 oz.) mozzarella cheese

6-7 leaves fresh basil, chopped

Directions:

Cut bread in half lengthwise. Place cut-side up on foil-lined baking sheet. Combine oil, garlic, salt, pepper, crushed red pepper; brush over bread. Top evenly with chopped tomato and mozzarella.

Bake in preheated 500°F oven 3 minutes, or until cheese is melted and edges of bread are browned.

Cut into 1-inch pieces. Sprinkle with fresh basil and serve.

Enjoy!

Adapted from Sargento

      

23 Responses to “Mozzarella Tomato Basil Bruschetta”

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    Laura (Tutti Dolci) — July 11, 2012 @ 5:25 am

    I love bruschetta so this looks simply amazing, Georgia! So fresh and perfect for summer!

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    Chung-Ah | Damn Delicious — July 11, 2012 @ 6:23 am

    This is absolutely stunning! I love that it’s on Italian bread too. And that baby blue back drop is gorgeous!

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    Baker Street — July 11, 2012 @ 9:27 am

    I LOVE bruschetta and these look absolutely stunning!! Gorgeous clicks, G! :)

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    Katrina @ Warm Vanilla Sugar — July 11, 2012 @ 10:04 am

    Yum! This sounds fabulous!

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    london bakes — July 11, 2012 @ 12:34 pm

    I definitely agree with you about Italian food and this looks like it just sums up everything that’s good about it. Gorgeous colours and flavours!

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    Elizabeth@ Food Ramblings — July 11, 2012 @ 12:48 pm

    My mouth is watering…guess my bagel thin didn’t suffice for breakfast :) Great pictures!

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    Jessica@AKitchenAddiction — July 11, 2012 @ 2:14 pm

    I love bruschetta and these are stunning!

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    Val — July 11, 2012 @ 2:22 pm

    Have I ever told you how much your recipes make me happy?

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    Cassie/Bake Your Day — July 11, 2012 @ 4:12 pm

    Yum!! Love this flavor combo! Ali (Gimme Some Oven) and I are doing a tomato recipe exchange right now – we’d love for you to link this!

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    Erin @ Dinners, Dishes and Desserts — July 11, 2012 @ 4:48 pm

    This is perfect for the fresh tomatoes and basil in my garden!

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    Guru Uru — July 11, 2012 @ 8:21 pm

    This is a perfect bruschetta – I recently posted a recipe up too but your recipe is pure genius with the mozzarella!!

    Cheers
    Choc Chip Uru

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    Val @ Tips on Healthy Living — July 11, 2012 @ 8:32 pm

    This is lovely! Such great summery flavors too. Have you tried brushing the bread with olive oil and then grilling it?

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    Crunchy Creamy Sweet — July 11, 2012 @ 9:38 pm

    How beautiful! If someone served this to me for brunch, I would just stare at it and not let anyone touch it. :) And then eat it all myself! YUM!

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    Lynna — July 12, 2012 @ 7:45 am

    Ohh..these look just fantastic and beautiful!

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    Jennie @themessybakerblog — July 12, 2012 @ 1:36 pm

    I don’t think there is anything better than a piece of crusty bread topped with fresh ingredients. This bruschetta looks so good.

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    Anne@FromMySweetHeart — July 12, 2012 @ 6:29 pm

    Hi Georgia! Sometimes keeping things simple and letting the flavors of the ingredients speak for themselves makes for the best food! Like this bruschetta…any component individually is good. But together….simply perfect! : )

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    Tip Top Shape — July 12, 2012 @ 6:55 pm

    This looks delicious! I love bruschetta :D

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    From Valeries Kitchen — July 13, 2012 @ 4:49 am

    I want this for lunch….no I want this right now! So simple but SO delicious!

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    Honey — July 14, 2012 @ 7:14 pm

    these looks soooo good.. i could use some right now. yum!

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    Sandra-The Foodie Affair — July 14, 2012 @ 11:25 pm

    Looks tasty, and I agree the more garlic the better!

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    Bake-A-Holic — July 15, 2012 @ 9:01 pm

    I love the combination of mozzarella, basil and tomatoes!

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    Ashley @ Kitchen Meets Girl — July 16, 2012 @ 8:41 pm

    I love this combination (of course, I’ll eat anything with bread as a vessel! Hee!). Gorgeous, Georgia!

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    SavoringTime in the Kitchen — July 27, 2012 @ 4:42 pm

    With my garden tomatoes starting to come in, I know just how I’m going to be using some of them. This looks delicious and yes, simple can be wonderful too.

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