One of my favorite (and easiest) appetizer recipes to make is bruschetta. It's a perfect time of year to make it too because all of the tomatoes are just so darn delicious.
I had a craving for bruschetta this past weekend after talking about Nicola's - which has one of the best bruschettas in town, especially since two slices of it come with every meal.
So here's my super simple and delicious bruschetta recipe:
- 6 roma (plum) tomatoes
- 4 cloves minced garlic (I LOVE garlic so I use a shit load of it for this appetizer. Your breath may smell for days, but it's totally worth it)
- 1/4 cup olive oil
- 2 1/2 Tbs balsamic vinegar - this is what makes the bruschetta taste tart, so don't be afraid to put more in if you like
- 1/2 cup fresh basil (I also seriously love basil, so I use a ton of this item too)
- Salt and Pepper to taste
- French baguette
- 2 cups fresh mozzarella (shredded sometimes works better)
Mix all ingredients in a decent sized bowl. The juices really soak up the oils if you can sit the mixture in the fridge a few hours before you serve. Slice and toast the french baguette pieces in your broiler. Top the tomato mixture with the mozzarella.