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BRUSCHETTA WITH MOZZARELLA,
TOMATO AND BASIL
Bruschetta con mozzarella, pomodoro e basilico
Preparation - Easy
Delicious, refreshing and easy to prepare. Lots of Italian restaurants serve bruschetta as an appetizer. Always best at home though, freshly made. Great with drinks before lunch or dinner.
bread works well for
Your favorite French or Italian bread cut in 1/2 inch slices (sometimes day-old bread toasts better)
fresh, ripe, firm tomato, washed and coarsely chopped
mozzarella cheese in small cubes
fresh basil leaves, whole or shredded
olive oil, extra virgin, the best
garlic, peeled, whole (optional)
salt to taste
PLACE sliced bread under the broiler, in the toaster or best yet over a charcoal grill and toast.
RUB toast with a clove of garlic or not, depending on taste.
DRIZZLE with olive oil.Spoon chopped tomato and cubed mozzarella onto bread with some shredded fresh basil.
ALTERNATIVELY, place the tomatoes, mozzarella, basil, garlic, olive oil and salt in a bowl and mix.
SET bowl at table alongside the toasted bread and simply spoon on mixture.
Some prefer to use sliced rather than chopped tomato.
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