I only have a few party tricks...and this is one of the better ones. I brought these mini bruschettas wtih me to the Gentry Open House and you guys raved...speaking of Gentry, it's under contract & I'm just realizing I haven't given you all the peaks of it. I'll post all the pics from the listing tomorrow so you can re-walk it anytime!
Anyway, back to the bruschetta. It all started when I fell in love with the bruschetta from a Fox Concepts restaurant called Sauce. I would order it every single time we went, sometimes even picking it up to go when a craving hit. Fast forward and they've since changed the menu and to my dismay my beloved bruschetta was taken off the menu!
It was a simple enough recipe, so I've since begun making it myself. Here's what you'll need:
1 loaf french bread
green pesto -- I like Costco's version the best, but you can find it by the spaghetti sauce
tomatoes -- I like the ones on the vine
mozzarella -- buy the kind that is by the deli and in water, it's a million times better
balsamic glaze -- you can make this by reducing your balsamic vinegar, but it takes forever & stinks up your house. And if you're anything like me, you'll forget its on the stove and burn it & then be mad...so just buy it. You can find it by the vinegars or salad dressings in your local market. Trader Joe's makes a great version.
First, slice your bread & place it on a cookie sheet lined with foil. Then spread it with the pesto. Broil in your oven about 2-3 minutes, until sides are golden brown.
Remove from oven, and place on serving plate.
While it's broiling, chop your tomatoes & mozzarella into bite size pieces. Then place on top of bread. You can be messy with it, you'll use a fork to eat it.
Then and this is the best part! Drizzle with balsamic glaze and enjoy!
To make the mini ones, just buy a smaller loaf of bread from your local bakery. You'll cut your mozzarella smaller as well as your tomatoes. In the top photo I used cherry tomatoes, some red, some gold for color -- my best friend over at Bake and Gather came up with that for a wedding she did & I loved it too! You can toast or not toast the mini ones. At Gentry they were not toasted, only because it makes them a little more difficult to eat -- if your party includes a plate and somewhere to sit, toast the minis as well!
Hi, I'm Amy. When I'm not scouring the valley for the perfect new house, you can usually find me in the kitchen with a gaggle of kids. Chips, salsa and a Diet Coke are usually in hand.