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!
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!
container buitoni pre made pesto,or make your own
olive oil double for 2 pints tomatoes
balsamic vinaigrette double for 2 pints tomatoes
salt and pepper
sliced and toasted chibatta bread, package of panetini toast, or fresh bread baguettes toasted.
OPTIONAL HOMEMADE PESTO
packed basil leaves
extra virgin olive oil
salt and pepper to taste
cloves of garlic. average size about a 1/2 inch wide
pine nuts optional
How to Make Bruschetta Roasted Tomato Mozzarella Appetizer
1If 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.
2Preheat 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.
3Slice 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.
4Place 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.
5Put 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.