Tomato and Mozzarella Bruschetta

This is a caprese bruschetta recipe made with mozzarella, tomato, and basil with drizzles of olive oil served on garlic-rubbed crusty Italian bread. It’s all you need for this tasty appetizer!

Tomato and Mozzarella Bruschetta

The juicy tomatoes, that creamy mozzarella cheese, freshly chopped basil aroma…

Bruschetta mozzarella recipes are one of the tastiest and quickest Italian appetizers to throw together with simple ingredients. A lot of times, I already have the ingredients in the house and we like to grow our own fresh basil. This summer appetizer is especially good with fresh tomatoes from the garden.

Tomato, Basil Leaves, and Mozzarella on Crunchy Pieces of Sliced Italian Bread

I’m sure you’ve seen many variations of bruschetta served at different Italian restaurants.

Some use shaved Parmesan cheese. Some add minced garlic. I’ve also had one that was whipped like a mousse with minced onion and decorated on top of the toast like a frosted cupcake.

I’m not going to get that fancy right now. I like the simple clean flavors of this recipe.

Ingredients for Tomato and Mozzarella Bruschetta

  • Day Old Baguette Bread
  • Fresh Tomatoes
  • Mozzarella
  • Olive Oil
  • Dried Basil or Fresh Basil Leaves
  • Garlic Cloves
  • Salt
  • Black Pepper
Diced tomato, basil leaves, and diced mozzarella in a cup with a spoon next to it

How to Make Bruschetta Toasts

  • Stove-top: You can drizzle olive oil on both sides of your sliced bread, rub with garlic cloves, and place them in a pan on the stove over medium-high heat to brown them.
  • Oven: Preheat the oven to 400 degrees. Brush the tops of the bread slices with olive oil, rub with garlic, and bake on the top rack of your oven for 9-10 minutes.
  • Toaster: The easiest and most simple way is placing your sliced bread in the toaster, but you won’t have the great garlicky olive oil taste on your toast.

How to Make Bruschetta Topping

  • Combine diced tomatoes, mozzarella, and chopped basil (or dry basil) in a medium bowl. Season with salt and pepper to taste. Add 1 tablespoon olive oil and gently toss to coat.
  • Top toasted slices of bread with bruschetta topping.
Bruschetta with Tomato and Basil

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Tomato and Mozzarella Bruschetta

Tomato and Mozzarella Bruschetta

Tiffany
Bruschetta recipe with mozzarella, tomato, and basil with drizzles of olive oil served on garlic-rubbed crusty Italian bread. It’s all you need for this tasty appetizer!
5 from 1 vote
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 3 minutes
Oven Method Cook Time 10 minutes
Total Time 23 minutes
Course Appetizers
Cuisine Italian
Servings 8 Servings
Calories 128 kcal

Ingredients
  

  • Day Old Baguette Bread sliced 1/2″ thick
  • 4 Tomatoes diced
  • 8 ounces Mozzarella diced
  • 2 tablespoons Olive Oil divided
  • 1 ½ teaspoons Dried Basil or 4-5 Freshly Chopped Basil Leaves
  • 2 Garlic Cloves
  • ½ teaspoon Salt
  • Dash of Black Pepper

Instructions
 

  • Combine diced tomatoes, mozzarella, and chopped basil (or dried basil) in a large bowl. Season with salt and pepper to taste. Add 1 tablespoon olive oil. Gently toss to coat tomatoes and mozzarella.

Stove Top Method for Bread

  • Brush remaining olive oil on both sides of bread slices. Rub each slice of bread with a garlic clove. Place bread slices in hot pan on medium-high heat. Cook until golden brown on both sides.
  • Top each bread slice with bruschetta mixture.

Oven Method for Bread

  • Brush the top of each bread slice with remaining olive oil, rub with garlic clove, and place on a baking pan. Bake in the oven at 400 degrees Fahrenheit for 8-10 minutes.
  • Top each bread slice with bruschetta mixture.

Nutrition

Calories: 128kcalCarbohydrates: 3gProtein: 7gFat: 10gSaturated Fat: 4gPolyunsaturated Fat: 1gMonounsaturated Fat: 4gCholesterol: 22mgSodium: 326mgPotassium: 170mgFiber: 1gSugar: 2gVitamin A: 705IUVitamin C: 9mgCalcium: 151mgIron: 0.3mg

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