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What’s for dinner?
A couple nights back, my husband celebrated his 31st birthday! Well, we didn’t celebrate that night because he worked 9am-9pm, so we decided to celebrate it a few days later. We had our parents over for dinner and my mom made a Chicken Parmesan Casserole (yes, that’s a thing and it’s sooo good!). I wanted to make an appetizer and figured I’d go the Italian route with some bruschetta.
I didn’t want just regular tomatoes and basil though, so I made it a Caprese by adding some mozzarella. It was so delicious! I usually don’t like bruschetta, but in the last few months, I’ve really come to enjoy it and this one was so good! It was also incredibly simple to make.
The flavors really blend well together, especially if you make it in advance and let it sit in the fridge for a little while. I prepared it and placed it in a bowl to allow the flavors to settle. I then transferred it into a serving bowl because I didn’t want to serve it all up on the bread. I really don’t like soggy bread! So I sliced and toasted the bread and served it next to the bowl of bruschetta and let everyone serve themselves.
Best tomatoes and mozzarella….
Vine ripened tomatoes were really delicious in this bruschetta. After dicing them, I put them in a strainer with a pinch of salt to get all the moisture out (that way it’s not just swimming in tomato juice). As for the mozzarella, I used Stella. It was absolutely delicious! The cheese was fresh, delicious and I just couldn’t help myself from eating it right out of the packaging! If you haven’t heard of it, learn more about Stella Cheese!
- 10 basil leaves
- 3 vine ripened tomatoes, diced
- 8 oz fresh mozzarella, cut into 1/4 inch cubes
- 2 garlic cloves, minced
- 1 tsp oregano
- 1 tsp balsamic vinegar
- salt & pepper, to taste
- baguette, sliced & toasted
- Add tomato with a sprinkle of salt into a strainer to release some juices. Then transfer to a large bowl.
- Add the rest of the ingredients (minus the baguette). Toss and place in fridge until chilled.
- Serve with toasted baguette.
20 thoughts on “Caprese Bruschetta”
This looks so good, pinned the recipe to save for my next get together and please ask your mother if she would allow you to share her Chicken Parmesan Casserole recipe with the world, I want that!
This looks like a recipe I can be successful with. 🙂 It looks delicious too! What a treat this would be in the hot summers we always experience in Georgia. Thank you for posting.
Bruschetta is the perfect appetizer or snack! It’s so refreshing. Thanks for sharing, Sophia! I have added this recipe to my food tab to make later. 🙂
Sounds and looks incredibly delicious!i promise I want to make this!
This looks so yummy! I will give it a try! Thanks for sharing
Hope you like it!! 🙂
Letting it sit in the fridge for a few minutes before serving it is such a good tip that so many people forget. Nice idea to add in the mozz.
Yesss, I find that the key is letting it sit in the fridge. The flavors blend even better together!
Oh yum I love a good Caprese salad, great idea to make it a Bruschetta appetizer. I have so many tomatoes coming in from the garden right now this is the perfect recipe, thank you!
Oooh, how exciting! I’ve been wanting to plant my own herbs and veggies, but there are always ducks in my hard and I’m afraid they’ll eat it all up 🙁
I always love this dish but never think to make it – thank you for the reminder. And love the add of mozerella too…
Haha, that happens to me, too! But this is so easy to make and a great appetizer for a dinner party!
I’ve always wanted to try bruschetta, this recipe doesn’t look too tough for a first-timer. ?
It is so easy! You will love it 🙂
Yum! I am going to have to make this soon! Looks absolutely amazing.
Hope you enjoy it!!
I have so many fresh tomatoes and basil in my garden right now. I will make this for sure!
Ahh, how delicious! I’m dying to plant my own garden!
This recipe is very healthy and I will try to make my own Caprese Bruschetta.
I hope you enjoy it! Definitely very easy!! 🙂