Friday, August 13, 2010

Cherry Tomato Bruschetta

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It's Friday night again. Time for appetizers and cocktails on the patio.

Tonight I am using my cute little red cherry 100's and yellow grape tomatoes from my garden to make bruschetta (remember: it's pronounced bru-SKETTA).

Slice up the tomatoes into small pieces and mix with some cubed fresh mozzarella.
Add some sliced kalamata olives and drizzle a little white balsamic vinegar over (just a few shakes).

Add a tsp of kosher salt and black pepper to the mixture.
Drizzle with olive oil and let sit in the fridge until ready to use.

Add some fresh shredded basil to the tomatoes and mozzarella just before plating.

Toast up your bread slices. Rub each slice with a half of a garlic clove while the toast is still hot. The garlic oils will be released on the bread and impart a wonderful flavor.

Spoon the tomato mozzarella mixture on top of each garlic toast and serve. If the basil looks wet because you made it ahead of time, just top with some fresh basil chiffonade!
The toasts can be made an hour before.

These are so good!


Ciao Chow Linda said...

I'll take a G&T and a few of those bruschette. What time for drinks?

Proud Italian Cook said...

I'll bring some Pino, start toasting up the bread, lots of it!

The Japanese Redneck said...

That would be a great start to the evening. You are so creative!

kat said...

I'd eat that even without the bread

elra said...

Simply delectable. I could be easily satisfied with just eating bruschetta.

teresa said...

mmmm, i adore bruschetta, this looks wonderful, i especially love the colors!

Recipe for Delicious said...

I'm definitely growing cherry tomatoes next summer. I'm too impatient for the big ones. This looks great!

A Feast for the Eyes said...

I totally thought of you tonight. I made crostini with feta cheese, fig jam and prosciutto. So good! You know how much I love bruschetta!
I made a cherry tomato and corn succotash that was outstanding.
I could eat these every day!

kym said...

That looks fantastic!

Claudia said...

Hnads down, my favorite thing to do with summertime tomatoes. Perfect! Uhhh ...where is your patio?

Jen_from_NJ said...

What a perfect use for your fresh grape tomatoes - yum yum yum!

Dana said...

That is really all I need for dinner. Had a gin and tonic last night and thought of you!