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Bruschetta with Tomato, Basil, & Mozzarella!

Annette Zito, KitchAnnette™
Prep Time 15 mins
Cook Time 5 mins
Total Time 20 mins

Ingredients
  

  • • 1-2 whole garlic cloves
  • • 4-5 garlic cloves minced
  • • 4-6 vine-ripened or plum tomatoes seeded & diced
  • • 1/4 cup fresh basil diced
  • • 8 oz fresh mozzarella diced
  • • salt & pepper to taste
  • • 8 pcs rustic bread sliced thinly
  • • 4 tbsp olive oil
  • • balsamic glaze to taste

Instructions

  • In a large bowl, mix minced garlic, tomatoes, basil, and mozzarella with salt & pepper. Set aside.
  • Brush each slice of bread with olive oil and toast. Rub with whole garlic cloves and plate.
  • Spoon tomato mixture onto bread, drizzle with balsamic glaze, and serve.

Notes

To make balsamic glaze, add a cup of balsamic vinegar and 1/4 cup of honey (or maple syrup) to a saucepan and bring to a boil. Lower heat to medium-low and simmer until it reduces by half, which will take about 10 minutes. It will become a syrupy consistency. Let cool and enjoy.