Tasty Tomato, Basil & Mozzarella Bites
1whole wheat baguette
1 bunchfresh basil
1/2 lbmozzarella cheese, the fancy kind
1medium-large red onion
3 Tbspbalsamic vinegar
1/4 cextra virgin olive oil
1 Tbspof each: minced garlic, italian seasoning, grated parmesan cheese
1 Tbspmargerine or butter
·salt and pepper to taste
How to Make Tasty Tomato, Basil & Mozzarella Bites
- Slice the baguette about a 1/4-1/2 inch thick, you'll and get about 26-30 slices. Slice the tomatoes, making sure to get enough for 1 per crostini. Slice the mozzarella cheese about the same size as the tomatoes, maybe a little thinner.
- Very thinly slice the onion. Toss them in a warm saucepan with 1 tbsp of margerine, the sugar and salt & pepper to taste. After about 2 minutes of tossing, dump the balsamic vineger in the pot, stir, and cover for another few minutes before stirring again. Repeat until the onions are purple and very soft.
- In a small bowl, combine the oil, garlic, parmesan, and seasonings and microwave for about 1 minute. This will infuse the oil. Brush each slice and broil for a couple minutes- until edges are brown.
- On each slice, put a tomato, followed by a small piece of basil, then a piece of the mozzarella. Lastly, top with a few of the balsamic onions and shake a small amount of parmesan on the whole platter.
Eat them right away or you might not get any!