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Caprese Bruschetta

Caprese Bruschetta Recipe


Ingredients for Caprese Bruschetta
Preparation time: 10 min
Cooking time: 5-7 min
Persons: 4
Difficulty: Very Low
Cost: Low

The bruschetta is a classic Italian appetizer which is represented in restaurants all over the world and especially the tomatoes and mozzarella variety, born in Naples and known as the Caprese Bruschetta, is a very popular recipe. The crunchiness of the toasted bread and the strong flavors of the rubbed garlic on one side and the tasty herbs on the other enhance the freshness of the tomatoes making this Caprese Bruschetta an excellent starter as the creamy buffalo mozzarella on top of all that will have you wishing for more!
    For the Caprese Bruschetta:
  • Basil
    8 leaves
  • Bread
    wheat, 4 slices
  • Garlic
    1 clove
  • Mozzarella
    buffalo, 250 gr
  • Olive oil
    extra vergin, to season
  • Oregano
    dried, 1 teaspoon
  • Tomatoes
    cherry, 10
  • Salt
    to season



Start by cutting 4 thick slices of a loaf of wheat bread. The slices should have a thickness of about 2 cm. Heat a pan and place the slices without adding oil or butter.

Let the slices toast at a medium heat until golden. Peal a clove of garlic and rub it on one side of the toasted bread slices.

One clove of garlic is enough for all 4 slices of bread. Put the slices of bread on a plate and start preparing the ingredients for the caprese salad to put on the bruschette. Wash the cherry tomatoes and cut them in little dices.

Put the diced tomatoes in a bowl and cut the 250 gr of mozzarella in similar dices.

Put the mozzarella in a larger bowl, join the diced cherry tomatoes and add the dried oregano.

Add some olive oil and the 8 basil leaves which you have shredded with your fingers. Season with a pinch of salt.

Stir the caprese dressing for the bruschette with a spoon to blend in all the ingredients and divide it between the slices of bread.

Garnish the Caprese Bruschetta appetizers with some extra vergin olive oil and serve them with a glass of prosecco at a fancy dinner!
Cooking Tips:

Use fresh ingredients for a great tasting Caprese Bruschetta.

The traditional recipe requires the usage of the Pachino tomato produced on the southern coast of Sicily but the cherry tomatoes offer a good alternative.

You can enrich the Caprese Bruschetta with some slice black olives.