Simple recipe's are not only a great way to add an appetizer, but are also a great way to try something different!
As an Italian antipasto, bruschetta consists usually of a toasted or grilled bread, rubbed with garlic to add flavor, and topped with many different options, such as tomatoes, cheese, herbs or even sometimes cured meats or vegetables.
1/4 fresh French baguette, slices into six pieces
1 clove garlic
six Fresh Kitchen Mini Red Velvet Tomatoes
two large fresh Freeman Herbs Organic Basil leaves, chiffonade
1/8 cup mozzarella cheese, diced
extra virgin olive oil
Salt and pepper to taste
Start off by preheating your oven to 450° F (232° C).
Slice your baguette on a diagonal angle into half-inch thick pieces. Once cut, place your slices of bread onto a baking sheet, be sure to put the baking sheet onto the top rack of your oven to toast.
Toast for about 5-6 minutes, or until they are lightly toasted with golden brown around the edges of each of the pieces.
Once the slices are cool enough to handle, you will not be able to rub them with your garlic. To do this, be sure to peel the clove and cut in half, then rub the exposed side onto the toast to infuse with the flavor.
In a small bowl, combine your fresh Kitchen Mini Tomatoes, diced mozzarella, and freshly cut Freeman Herbs Organic Basil together. Drizzle with extra virgin olive oil while in the bowl.
Plate up your toasted pieces of baguette, and top with the bruschetta mix. Feel free to add extra olive oil drizzle, salt and pepper to your liking.