Bruschetta Roasted Tomato Mozzarella Appetizer

Nor M.

By
@Adashofloverecipes

I love Mozzarella and tomatoes. This is a great appetizer with roasted tomatoes,and a little pesto. Top with Mozzarella. It is so yummy. Holidays are upon us,and who doesn't need an easy appetizer to serve to guests? Easy and so tasty!


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Serves:

12

Prep:

10 Min

Cook:

15 Min

Method:

Bake

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Notes from the Test Kitchen:
This is such an easy appetizer! I love how the tomatoes are roasted in this recipe. It really brings out their sweetness and adds an extra layer of flavor. I can't wait to serve these at my next girls night!

Ingredients

1 pkg
fresh mozzarella
1-2 pkg
cherry tomatoes
1
container buitoni pre made pesto,or make your own
3 Tbsp
olive oil double for 2 pints tomatoes
3 Tbsp
balsamic vinaigrette double for 2 pints tomatoes
1 pinch
fresh basil
1 pinch
salt and pepper
1
sliced and toasted chibatta bread, package of panetini toast, or fresh bread baguettes toasted.

OPTIONAL HOMEMADE PESTO

2 c
packed basil leaves
1/2 c
parmigiano-reggiano, grated
3/4 c
extra virgin olive oil
salt and pepper to taste
1-2
cloves of garlic. average size about a 1/2 inch wide
1-2 oz
pine nuts optional

Directions Step-By-Step

1
If making homemade pesto. Place basil leaves in food processor. Process until chopped. Add the olive oil, pine nuts and garlic. pulse all together until smooth. Empty in to a bowl. Stir in salt, pepper, and cheese.
2
Preheat oven to 400 degrees.
Put tomatoes in a baking pan. Drizzle the olive oil, balsamic vinegar over tomatoes. Salt and pepper and add a little basil. Roast stirring occasionally for 10-20 minutes, or until they look well roasted, and soft. Remove from oven, put aside. Cover with foil to keep warm. Drizzle with a little more Balsamic optional.
3
Slice up some french bread, or Ciabatta bread to make baguettes, Toast slices. Use packaged Panetini Italian toast if desired. I especially like olive oil Ciabatta bread.
4
Place toasted baguettes, or Panetini toast on cookie sheet. Spread a teaspoon or so of the pesto on tops of all of the bread. You Just want to give it a little flavor. Place a piece of sliced mozzarella on each toast.
5
Put in oven on broil. Keep an eye on them. You just want the mozzarella to melt.Take out of oven place on a serving platter. Top each piece of toast with the roasted tomatoes and serve.

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