Full of fresh ingredients and requiring minimal cooking, bruschetta mozzarella is a delicious appetizer that comes together quickly. It’s the perfect choice for summer happy hours.
This easy bruschetta recipe makes a great light lunch or easy appetizer for your next backyard happy hour. This recipe highlights its good quality ingredients, including tons of fresh herbs, delicious summer tomatoes and fresh mozzarella.
We’re changing this up from traditional bruschetta, with different cheese and regular balsamic vinegar, instead of making a thicker balsamic glaze. A delicious appetizer made with simple ingredients, this bruschetta tastes like a caprese salad served over freshly toasted bread.
- Fresh herbs - parsley, chive, oregano, basil
- Fresh tomatoes
- Extra virgin olive oil
- Fresh garlic
- Balsamic vinegar
- Sea salt
- Fresh mozzarella
- Baguette bread
How to Make Bruschetta Mozzarella
In a large bowl, combine herbs, tomatoes, 1 tablespoon olive oil, garlic, salt, balsamic vinegar, and mozzarella
Toss well. Set aside.
Brush French bread slices with remaining olive oil.
Place under broiler for 2-3 minutes to toast. Remove from broiler.
Pile each piece of bread with bruschetta mixture.
Sprinkle with additional fresh basil or a drizzle of balsamic glaze, if desired.
Looking for a low carb option? Serve this bruschetta mozzarella over slices of grilled chicken breast for a delicious dinner option.
There will be some liquid in the bottom of the bowl with your tomato and cheese mixture. How much liquid you incorporate when topping your bruschetta is a personal preference.
Make sure your tomatoes and mozzarella are cut into small pieces. Even cherry tomatoes and pearl mozzarella should be cut at least in half - if not into quarters - before using in your tomato bruschetta.
Seed your tomatoes to make the mixture less liquidy. If you are using roma tomatoes, or any kind of large tomato, slice the tomato in half and use a spoon to scoop out as many seeds as possible before cutting up your tomatoes. This will reduce the amount of tomato liquid in your bruschetta mixture.
Frequently Asked Questions
Any kind of fresh tomatoes can be used here. Do not use canned tomatoes for this recipe. I love roma tomatoes, cherry tomatoes, or grape tomatoes for this caprese bruschetta because they’re easy to work with. Greenhouse tomatoes and heirloom tomatoes are also delicious.
You want to use fresh mozzarella cheese for this recipe, not shredded mozzarella or the kind that comes in a large, thick block. Look for mozzarella pearls or mini mozzarella balls, which are stored in liquid. They’re usually in the deli cheese section in your grocery store.
Any good, crusty bread will work here - baguette slices, french bread, or your favorite gluten-free bread. Choose a bread that’s thick cut and not too soft. Ciabatta bread is a delicious substitute.
Nope. Do not freeze this bruschetta mixture. You can slice and freeze the bread ahead of time, then toast it the day you’re going to serve this recipe. The bruschetta mozzarella mixture should be made the day you’re going to serve it. Freezing it will change the texture of both the tomatoes and the mozzarella cheese.