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Caprese Crostini

Toasted bread topped with mozzarella cheese, a basil leaf, and tomatoes for a Caprese crostini. Fancy it up with a balsamic reduction if you'd like.

Morsels of Life - Caprese Crostini - Toasted bread topped with mozzarella cheese, a basil leaf, and tomatoes for a Caprese crostini. Fancy it up with a balsamic reduction if you'd like.

I'd bought some fresh mozzarella cheese, but forgotton why I'd bought it. Thinking about how to use it, and wanting something simple, I thought I'd make a Caprese Salad. But I wanted to make the Caprese Salad into "finger food," so I put it on top of some toasted bread. I also baked the final product for about 5 mintes just to get the cheese a bit melty. I opted to eat it with just melty cheese this time. I'm not sure if I prefer eating it a bit warm or cold. Next time, I 'm thinking a balsamic reduction and/or olive oil drizzle or maybe some pesto would make these caprese crostinis a bit fancier and tastier. But sometimes, you just want the original, you know?

Do you find yourself going for the "original" or "gussied up" versions of foods?


Morsels of Life - Caprese Crostini - Toasted bread topped with mozzarella cheese, a basil leaf, and tomatoes for a Caprese crostini. Fancy it up with a balsamic reduction if you'd like.

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Mass Weight Volume Number Material Notes
1 pound 1 loaf crusty Italian bread, sliced
1 pound fresh mozzarella, sliced
322 grams tomatoes, chopped
1 bunch basil, leaves
balsamic reduction optional


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Morsels of Life - Caprese Crostini Step 1 - Gather all materials. 1. Gather all materials.
Morsels of Life - Caprese Crostini Step 2 - On top of each bread slice, layer a basil leaf, a slice of mozzarella, and a spoonful of tomatoes. (optional - (1) Bake at 350F for about 5 minutes, until cheese just slightly melty. (2) Drizzle a balsamic reduction on top.) 2. On top of each bread slice, layer a basil leaf, a slice of mozzarella, and a spoonful of tomatoes. (optional - (1) Bake at 350F for about 5 minutes, until cheese just slightly melty. (2) Drizzle a balsamic reduction on top.)

Morsels of Life - Caprese Crostini - Toasted bread topped with mozzarella cheese, a basil leaf, and tomatoes for a Caprese crostini. Fancy it up with a balsamic reduction if you'd like.

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6 comments:

  1. This is just beautiful! Looks so refreshing, too! Thanks for linking up with "Try a New Recipe Tuesday." Hope you can join us again this week.

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  2. Definitely refreshing and flavorful! I'm thinking about trying it with some pesto too. :)

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  3. That looks so fresh and bright! Sounds delicious too - Thanks for sharing on the What's for Dinner link up

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  4. This looks totally delicious. I love cheese. Thank you for sharing your wonderful post at #OverTheMoon. I look forward to what you will share next week! Do something special. Give yourself a standing ovation today! We hope you’ll come back again next Sunday when we open our doors at 6:00 PM EST. Be kind to each other. “Like" someone in person today!

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    1. Cheese is wonderful! Hope you enjoy. :)

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