2 Tomato Basil Bruschettas

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  • Level: Easy
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Ingredients

Bruschettas:

1 thick baguette, about 22-inches long, end trimmed, loaf angle cut into 36 1/2-inch slices

1/3 cup olive oil

Tomato Caper Topping with Lemon:

2 large ripe tomatoes, about 1 pound total, trimmed, seeded and diced (1/4-inch)

1/4 cup finely chopped fresh basil

2 tablespoons drained small (nonpareil) capers

1 tablespoon cold pressed extra virgin olive oil

1 tablespoon minced lemon zest

2 garlic cloves, peeled and crushed through a press

Salt and freshly ground pepper

Yellow Tomato Smoked Mozzarella Topping with Olives:

2 large ripe yellow tomatoes, (1 pound), trimmed, seeded and diced (1/4-inch)

3 ounces smoked mozzarella, diced (1/4-inch), at room temperature

1/4 cup chopped drained pimento stuffed green olives

1/4 cup chopped fennel bulb

1/4 cup finely chopped fresh basil

1 tablespoon cold pressed extra virgin olive oil

2 garlic cloves, peeled and crushed through a press

Salt and freshly ground black pepper

Directions

  1. Adjust the seasoning on both tomato mixtures. Serve them, accompanied by the grilled bread slices, letting guests top their bruschettas to taste.;

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