On my last visit to Costco I decided to treat myself to some fresh mozzarella. I had already made a capresa salad for the blog last summer so I wanted to try something a little different. I already had some lovely garlic and rosemary bread I had bought from The Bakers Table the day before for brunch so a bruschetta seemed like the ideal meal. Tomatoes are getting tastier by the day now the sunshine is out. They are finally starting to get that tomato smell. Throw in some fresh basil from my now flourishing herb garden and you have got yourself one hell of a party for the taste buds.
3-4 slices of good quality baked bread
2 large tomatoes
10 cherry tomatoes
150g of fresh mozzarella
6-7 basil leaves
1 clove of garlic
3-4 tablespoons of olive oil
2 tablespoons of balsamic vinegar
A pinch of salt and pepper
First cut the large tomatoes into chunks and the cherry tomatoes in half and put them into a bowl. Sprinkle with the salt and pepper, then add the olive oil and balsamic vinegar and mix then set to the side. Next cut the clove of garlic in half and rub onto the bread then toast it so it’s golden brown on both sides. Cut the mozzarella into pieces and add to the bowl with the the tomatoes. Tear the basil leaves and mix them in too. Pile the tomatoes and mozzarella onto the toasted bread and serve. Reserve any leftover liquid from the bowl of tomatoes and use it as an amazing salad dressing. Voilà the perfect summer lunch in minutes.