Three is definitely not a crowd when mozzarella, balsamic vinegar, and basil get together on a toasted baguette. This snack’s sophisticated taste masks its simple prep, and it’s a hit whether as a snack or an appetizer. 

Prep time: 5 mins
Cook time: 10 mins
Total time: 15 mins
Serves: 6-8

INGREDIENTS

  • 8 ounces of balsamic vinegar
  • 8 ounces of fresh mozzarella
  • 2 tablespoons fresh chopped basil
  • 2 cups cherry tomatoes
  • 1 french baguette loaf

INSTRUCTIONS

  1. Pour the balsamic vinegar into a small saucepan, and heat over low to medium heat until it comes to a slow boil. Allow to simmer for about 8-10 minutes. The vinegar will thicken while it cooks. Once the amount that is in the pan reduces by about half, turn the heat off. Pour the vinegar into a bowl to allow to cool. As the vinegar cools it will thicken more and become a glaze.
  2. Chop the fresh mozzarella.
  3. Cut the tomatoes in half or thirds to desired size.
  4. Roll the basil to chop into fine strips. Combine the mozzarella, tomatoes, and basil together and gently stir to mix.
  5. Slice the baguette into desired slice size. You can toast the baguette if desired, or serve un-toasted. To toast preheat the oven to 400 degrees. Cover a cookie sheet with foil. Lay the slices down on the foil and cover with butter or olive oil. Bake for 8-10 minutes until golden brown.
  6. Serve with the bruschetta on top of the baguette and a balsamic glaze drizzle on top.

From House of Yumm

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