Thursday, November 18, 2010

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


Krystal said...

that looks delish girl!

Collette Osuna said...

This looks amazing........!!!!

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jemina said...

Simply Delicious, YUM!!!


RosaLovesDC said...

Look delicious!

Samantha said...

This looks so yummy! I love just makes life better : )


Judie said...

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?

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delia εïз said...

Mmm.. can't go wrong with mozzarella and bread :)


Taylor said...

YUM! I love simple meals like this! These are my home-alone type meals!

Nikki said...

Yummmmm this looks delicious!!! Bruschetta is one of my favorites!


Josie said...

I'm officially using this delectable-looking dish as my excuse next time I overshop with no real purpose at the grocery store. It looks sooooo good, my dear!
xo Josie

Bella @Bellgetsreal said...

Making these for Thanksgiving appetizers. Love it and the colors are so beautiful

Valerie said...

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.


Caroline said...


this free bird said...

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!!


Anna Walker said...

Yummy! :)
I have only had this a few times, and the first time was at my cousin Zeb's wedding and it was delish!

Yours looks better though!

Katie said...

That looks incredible!

Anonymous said...

These look so yummy!


Jammer said...

dude this looks amazing!! And you're wedding dress pics below are so pretty! I can't wait to see the dress that you do finally choose :D

Alexandra said...

i love bruschetti
great post

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