Tuscany Seasoned Balsamic Bruschetta Recipe

Yield: 4 servings
Time Estimate: 1 hour 15 minutes (including one hour inactive)
Storage Notes: Best if consumed immediately, can be reheated
Difficulty: Easy

This bruschetta recipe exposes a combination of flavors to really give you a sense of Italy. It's fairly simple to make and is full of various tastes and forms of delight. The ingredients combine together to create something flavorful, light, and refreshing. The balsamic adds a tang that combines strikingly well with the crunch of the rustic bread to submerge you into a state of bliss. Gustus Vitae's very own Taste of Tuscany adds a blend of flavor that is true to Italy. Served as an appetizer or side dish, this recipe leaves the taste buds satisfied and the appetite ready for more.

Ingredients:

  • 4 Medium-sized tomatoes
  • 8 Small slices of rustic bread
  • 3 Garlic cloves
  • Salt and pepper to taste
  • 1 Tablespoon Taste of Tuscany seasoning blend (or more to taste)
  • 1/4 Cup balsamic vinegar (or Mirin)
  • 1 Tablespoon chopped fresh basil
  • 1/8 Cup extra virgin olive oil
  • 1/4 Cup mozzarella cheese, cut into thin slices or small cubes


Method:

  1. Dice tomatoes and place in bowl
  2. Mince 1 garlic clove into bowl
  3. Add balsamic and olive oil
  4. Add chopped basil
  5. Add salt and black pepper
  6. Add Taste of Tuscany seasoning blend and toss together well
  7. Refrigerate mixture and let sit for one hour
  8. Grill bread over moderately hot fire, turning every few minutes until brown
  9. Cut other two slices of garlic in half
  10. Using one end of exposed garlic, rub each slice of bread, gently squeezing to extract juices
  11. Scoop bruschetta mixture onto each slice
  12. Add mozzarella as the finishing touch and enjoy!

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