Hot Dog Bun Bruschetta

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  • Level: Easy
  • Total: 35 min
  • Active: 30 min
  • Yield: 4 to 6 servings
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Ingredients

3 hot dog buns, split and halves separated for 6 pieces

Olive oil, for drizzling

Salt and freshly ground black pepper

Two 5.2-ounce wheels herbed soft cheese, such as Boursin

5 blanched and peeled Roma tomatoes 

Julienne of fresh basil 

3 cups shredded mozzarella 

1/2 of a random small salami, finely julienned and sauteed till kinda crispy 

3/4 cup grated Parmesan

Pinch red pepper flakes 

Directions

  1. Preheat oven to 375 degrees F.
  2. Rub the hot dog bun halves with olive oil and sprinkle with salt and pepper. Toast until golden in the oven.
  3. Smear herbed cheese on each piece of bread. Slice tomatoes thin, and layer on 3 to 4 slices per bread. Sprinkle on basil, mozzarella, salami, Parmesan and red pepper flakes.
  4. Bake until the cheese is melted and slightly golden, about 8 minutes.