Caprese Bruschetta Recipe with Balsamic Glaze

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Caprese Bruschetta Recipe with Balsamic Glaze

This Caprese Bruschetta Recipe is a tasty appetizer that is sure to please your dinner guests. Using fresh, ripe tomatoes, tangy red onions and succulent, fresh mozzarella, it is a super tasty and easy appetizer to make. Top the bruschetta with our homemade Balsamic Glaze and you have the perfect appetizer for the a dinner party.

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Caprese Bruschetta Ingredients

The ingredients for this Bruschetta Recipe are super easy to prepare. We like to use cherry tomatoes because they only need to be sliced a few times to get the desired size, but you can use any tomato that you wish, such as beefsteak or Roma tomatoes. Larger tomatoes just require a little bit more work and time to chop.

The red onions give a little hotness and zip to this recipe, but you can always substitute white onions for the red onion if you prefer. The white onion will give the recipe a slightly sweeter flavor than if you use the red. In case you are wondering, either one will still make you tear up when cutting.

Nothing beats the taste and texture of fresh mozzarella, but if you don’t have any or if you want to try and keep the costs down for this recipe, just cut up block mozzarella to the right size.

bruschetta mixing bowl

Once you mix all the ingredients, you will be tempted to take a taste. This recipe is so good that you don’t even need the bread. Go ahead and eat a few spoonfuls.

Balsamic Glaze Recipe

If you don’t want to use store-bought glaze, be sure to use our Homemade Balsamic Glaze Recipe

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Caprese Bruschetta Recipe with Balsamic Glaze

Tasty appetizer made with fresh ingredients and a sweet balsamic glaze. Perfect way to start off a dinner party.
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Course: Appetizer
Cuisine: Italian, Mediterranean
Keyword: Bruschetta
Prep Time: 15 minutes
Cook Time: 5 minutes
Total Time: 20 minutes
Servings: 16 pieces
Calories: 166

Ingredients

  • 1/2 cup tomatoes chopped
  • 1/2 cup red onion chopped
  • 1/2 cup fresh mozzarella chopped
  • 2 cloves garlic minced
  • 1 tsp basil chopped
  • 2 French bread baguette cut in 1/2in slices
  • 1 tbsp olive oil
  • 1/4 tsp salt
  • 1/4 tsp pepper
  • basil pesto

Instructions

  • Chop the tomatoes, red onion, and fresh mozzarella into 1/4in pieces.
  • Mince the garlic.  We like to use the ready squeeze garlic.
  • Add the tomatoes, red onion, mozzarella, garlic, basil, salt, pepper and olive oil into a small bowl.  Mix thoroughly.
  • Cut French Bread into 1/2 in slices. set aside
  • Brush each bread slice with basil pesto.
  • Spoon a small amount of the vegetable topping onto each slice
  • Drizzle the Balsamic glaze onto each piece and serve.
Nutrition Facts
Caprese Bruschetta Recipe with Balsamic Glaze
Amount Per Serving
Calories 166 Calories from Fat 18
% Daily Value*
Fat 2g3%
Cholesterol 2mg1%
Sodium 315mg14%
Potassium 84mg2%
Carbohydrates 29g10%
Fiber 1g4%
Sugar 1g1%
Protein 6g12%
Vitamin A 60IU1%
Vitamin C 1.2mg1%
Calcium 42mg4%
Iron 1.8mg10%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

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