Caprese Bruschetta (See Jane Make)

Everything I love, in bite-size.

I was in a time crunch after work and ran to Whole Foods without a list–a terrible idea for me in so many ways.  I’m not the kind of person who fares well at the grocery store without guidance.  I end up throwing a bunch of random things in my cart that could hardly create a simple dish, let alone a cohesive meal.  When I arrived home, I realized I had bought basil and mozzarella (probably for a salad or a pasta that I’d eat throughout the week) and a garlic-herb baguette, which was probably to go along with my alleged pasta or salad.  When I got home, I knew I wanted that bread, then and there; since I always have tomatoes on hand, I decided to create a little bruschetta, caprese style, and it was just what I needed. 

To make this, I simply drizzled olive oil on baguette slices and stuck them in the oven for 10-15 minutes at 300 degrees.  Then, I layered basil, mozzarella, and tomatoes (I used canned dice tomatoes with garlic and olive oil–told you I was in a crunch) on top and sprinkled all of the pieces with kosher salt, black pepper, and some balsamic vinegar.

Crusty, fresh-baked bread
Slicing fresh mozzarella

22 comments

  1. One of my favorite go to "meals"! Never thought of the canned tomatoes, did you have to drain and pat them a little dry so you didn't have to wear a bib to eat the little yummies?

  2. I'm the same way about grocery shopping, I need guidance or I come home with lots of snacks and nothing for real meals. This looks so pretty and delicious! Perfect for a quick meal or a party appetizer.

    xo
    Valerie

  3. i'm a hot mess at the store sans list. especially if i'm hungry. before you know it the cart's filled with a variety of ways to make a variety of desserts. that's effective.

    i think i'm going to start bawling. that bruschetta looks so good – colorful fresh goodness

    and ps-amazing pictures!!

    xo,
    c

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