TOMATO-BASIL CROSTINI WITH FRESH MOZZARELLA

Tomato Basil Crostini with Fresh Mozzarella

Great for hors d'oeuvres or lunch.
Course: Hors D'Oeuvres, Sandwiches
Servings: 15 crostini
Author: Catherine Christiano

Ingredients

  • 1 tomato seeded and 1/4" diced
  • 1/4 cup chopped fresh basil
  • fresh mozzarella sliced thin
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • olive oil
  • French baguette sliced 1/4" thick

Instructions

  • Preheat toaster oven to 350° F. Brush bread slices with olive oil on both sides. Place directly on toaster oven rack; bake 15 - 20 minutes until dry and lightly brown. If making in advance, cool completely before storing in an air tight plastic bag.
  • In small bowl combine diced tomato, basil, and salt.
  • Arrange toast on baking pan. Spoon on tomato mixture and top with slices of fresh mozzarella.
  • Broil for approximately 6 minutes or until cheese melts. Serve immediately.

Notes

Ingredients can be prepared in advance but crostini should not be assembled and broiled until just before serving.
For a variation, spread bread with basil pesto instead of using fresh basil together with tomatoes.