Tomato Mozzarella Bruschetta

Tomato Mozzarella Bruschetta

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This tomato mozzarella bruschetta is one of the most delicious things we have ever eaten! Don’t be fooled by its simplicity. It’s that simplicity that allows the incredible flavors of each ingredient to shine. The combination of flavors and textures creates a heavenly bite and a crowd pleasing appetizer.

ingredients for tomato mozzarella bruschetta

For this dish the quality of ingredients is absolutely key. For ours we use a fresh, local whole-grain sourdough from one of our favorite bakeries. We also use this amazing local cheese called queso cremoso, a fresh and creamy cheese similar to the fior di latte we used to get in the US. This has quickly become our favorite local cheese here in Costa Rica. If you ever travel here I highly recommend trying it. Imported cheeses are prohibitively expensive in Costa Rica and a lot of the local varieties are underwhelming. But not queso cremoso. It’s both affordable and insanely delicious.

sourdough slices topped with garlic herb butter ready to toast

The quality of your tomato and herbs are also important. Fresh herbs are one of the best ways to enhance any dish. Just a small amount can add a ton of flavor. And this just won’t be the same with dried herbs. (I sometime use this same garlic herb butter to top steak. It’s amazing.) Tomato quality varies quite a bit and many of the tomatoes found in supermarkets are bland and flavorless. We recommend finding a good local source that allows their tomatoes to ripen on the vine.

sliced bread tomato and cheese with garlic herb butter for tomato mozzarella bruschetta

Once you’ve found some high quality ingredients, this dish comes together really fast. It takes less than ten minutes. And yet it creates one of the most delicious appetizers. Seriously, you’ve got to try this.

finished tomato mozzarella bruschetta

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Tomato Mozzarella Bruschetta
A recipe for my favorite version of bruschetta made with garlic herb butter, fresh tomato, and mozzarella.
finished tomato mozzarella bruschetta
Cuisine Italian
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 5 minutes
Servings
Ingredients
Garlic Herb Butter
Cuisine Italian
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 5 minutes
Servings
Ingredients
Garlic Herb Butter
finished tomato mozzarella bruschetta
Instructions
Garlic Herb Butter
  1. In a small bowl, combine softened butter, garlic, parsley, thyme, salt and pepper.
Bruschetta
  1. Preheat oven to high broil. Slice sourdough loaf into 8 slices about 1/2" thick or thicker. Cut tomato into 8 slices. Cut mozzarella into 8 slices.
  2. Spread garlic herb butter over the sliced bread and arrange the slices evenly on a baking sheet. Broil for 2-3 minutes until the edges just start turning golden brown.
  3. Remove from oven and top each slice of bread with tomato and then cheese and return to the oven for another 2-3 minutes until cheese is bubbly and just starting to brown.
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  1. Miz Helen says:

    Your Bruschetta will be a perfect appetizer for a summer party! Hope you are having a wonderful week and thanks so much for posting with Full Plate Thursday!
    Miz Helen

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