Facebook LinkedIn Email Pinterest Twitter Instagram YouTube Icon Navigation Search Icon Main Search Icon Video Play Icon Plus Icon Minus Icon Check Icon Print Icon Note Icon Heart Icon Filled Heart Icon Single Arrow Icon Double Arrow Icon Hamburger Icon TV Icon Close Icon Sorted Hamburger/Search Icon
Recipe

Fresh Mozzarella Bruschetta with Tomato & Basil

Scott Phillips

Yield: Yields about 20 slices of tomato and mozzarella.

Be sure to use ripe and juicy tomatoes and season them well with salt.

Ingredients

  • 1-1/2 lb. ripe tomatoes (about 5), sliced 1/4 inch thick
  • Kosher salt and freshly cracked black pepper
  • 1/2 cup extra-virgin olive oil; more as needed
  • 1-lb. loaf rustic country bread or crusty baguette, sliced 1/2 inch thick (cut baguettes on the diagonal)
  • 1 or 2 cloves garlic, peeled and halved
  • 1/2 lb. fresh mozzarella, thinly sliced
  • Balsamic vinegar
  • 2 leafy sprigs basil, leaves picked

Preparation

  • Season the tomatoes with salt and pepper and set them aside while you make the bruschetta.
  • Coat the bottom of one or two rimmed baking sheets with olive oil and set the bread slices on top in a single layer. Brush the tops with a little more oil and set aside until you’re ready to grill.
  • Light a charcoal fire and heat it until you can hold your hand above the grate for no more than 2 seconds or heat a gas grill to medium high. Grill the bread until one side has dark grill marks and then turn them to toast the other side.
  • Rub the grilled bread generously with the garlic cloves and top each slice with a slice of mozzarella and a sprinkle of salt. Top with a layer of tomato. Drizzle with olive oil and a few drops of balsamic vinegar. Top with one or two basil leaves and serve.

Reviews

Rate or Review

Reviews

Rate this Recipe

Write a Review

Delicious Dish

Find the inspiration you crave for your love of cooking

Fine Cooking Magazine

Subscribe today
and save up to 44%

Already a subscriber? Log in.

Videos

View All

Moveable Feast Logo

Season 4 Extras

Topping, VA (409)

Pete welcomes us to Virginia on this episode of Moveable Feast, where we meet skilled oystermen Ryan & Travis Croxton, as well as chef Dylan Fultineer. Dylan brings Pete to…

View all Moveable Feast recipes and video extras

Connect

Follow Fine Cooking on your favorite social networks