Saturday, April 2, 2011

Bruschetta with Mozzarella

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Here is what we had for dinner last night and it was so good.  Almost as good as summertimeAlmost.

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It’s been a long winter.  I have missed my fresh garden tomatoes.  In the wintertime I think Roma Tomatoes and Cherry Tomatoes are your best bet as far as flavor and texture.  Nothing worse than a flavorless, pale, and mealy tomato.    So I skip the majority of what in the market  and stick to my Romas and Cherry Tomatoes in the winter and look forward to and savor the REAL summer tomatoes. 

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I found some Ciabatta bread and had them slice it for me in the store.  Then it was just a matter of dicing up some Roma Tomatoes.  I used about 6 of them.  I drizzled on some olive oil (about 1/4 cup), pressed 2 cloves of garlic, drizzled with about 2 Tablespoons of Balsamic Vinegar,  Kosher Salt, Black Pepper, and Dried Basil. 

To assemble the Bruschetta I placed the Ciabatta slices on a platter and put a piece of fresh Mozarella on top of each piece of bread.  You could toast your bread too if you’d like.  Then I scooped the tomato mixture on top of each piece.  And finally, I took my Microplane Grater and dusted the whole platter with finely grated Parmesan Reggiano Cheese.  

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We dined on some leftover pasta from earlier in the week along with the fresh Bruschetta and a couple glasses of a nice red wine.  Delicious.  So nice to not have to go out for a change since that is what we usually do come Friday since I am usually not in the mood to cook come the end of the week.    This meal wasn’t really cooking now was it?


Verde Farm said...

Lisa, this looks wonderful!! I think you should offer private cooking lessons and come visit me for a week and teach me your magic. I always love everything you make!

The White Farmhouse said...

This looks amazing! I just love simple dinners like this. You're right, it does look like summer!

Happier Than a Pig in Mud said...

Sounds like my kinda dinner! Can't wait for some good tomatoes:@)

janet said...

YUM!! My favorite foods all paired together ;-)

Janet xox

Stacey said...

Oh yum! I bet that did almost feel like summer time. Nothing better than good ripe tomatoes. I love bruschetta!

Triad said...

Lisa, this looks delicious!

-Rachel H

Ocean Breezes and Country Sneezes said...

looks amazing! My kind of dinner!

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Anonymous said...

If I was a tomato lover I would gobble that down in a heartbeat! Sure made for a lovely photo though.

Yummers on the cheese!!


Karen@StrictlySimpleStyle said...

Okay,I just officially realized that I'm starving. I'm sure it had nothing to do with the deliciousness here. LOL!