This Caprese Bruschetta is a crowd favorite and super easy to throw together!
To get started, preheat your oven to 400 degrees. You will need your oven heated and ready to go to lightly toast your french baguette. While the oven is preheating, grab a small saucepan. Pour the balsamic in the saucepan on low to medium heat. Bring the balsamic to a slow boil.
While you are waiting for the balsamic to come to a boil, begin chopping the tomatoes, onions and basil.
Tip: when cutting the tomatoes, remove some of the seeds and liquid to keep your brusetta from being too runny!
While you are chopping, keep an eye on the balsamic. Once the balsamic reaches a slow boil, allow it to simmer for 8-10 minutes. The balsamic will thicken and reduce as it cooks. After 8-10 minutes of simmering, remove from heat.
After chopping the tomatoes, onion and basil, begin slicing the french baguette. Once all the baguette is sliced, cover a baking sheet with aluminum foil. Lay the slices on the pan and lightly brush or drizzle with olive oil. Then place in the oven for 8-10 minutes or until they reach your desired crispiness.
Tip: to save time, purchase fresh mozzarella pearls! Mozzarella pearls are then one less thing to chop.
Depending what type of mozzarella you purchased, you may need to chop up the mozzarella.
After all ingredients are chopped, combine the tomatoes, onion, basil and mozzarella. Mix the ingredients together gently.
Remove the french baguette slices from the oven. Top a slice of baguette with the caprese bruschetta mixture, then add a drizzle of balsamic glaze on top. Enjoy!
This healthy appetizer is easy to whip up and can be enjoyed guilt-free!
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