Baked Tomato Bruschetta — Damn Delicious

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Baked Tomato Bruschetta

Enjoy the last days of summer with these bruschetta bites that are made with natural, fresh ingredients with melt-in-your-mouth mozzarella!

Lunch is the most important meal of the day for me – mainly because I skimp on breakfast and dinner is reserved for more low-calorie type meals so lunchtime is when I can REALLY indulge. But according to a survey by Right Management, only 1/3 of American workers take a lunch break and another third spend lunch at their desks! So I am thrilled to be a part of Sargento’s “Take A Real Lunch” campaign to take back our lunch hour to refuel our minds and bodies with natural, fresh-tasting ingredients. With natural ingredients like Sargento’s mozzarella sliced cheese, crusty bread slices, fresh cherry tomatoes and basil leaves, I can make this simple bruschetta that comes together in just 15 minutes! And even if you’re stuck at work and without an oven, you can simply add a slice of Sargento’s mozzarella cheese and melt that right on the bread in your microwave for about 30 seconds! Then you can spoon on that refreshing tomato-basil mixture before diving right in. Now who said you had to skimp lunch at work?

Baked Tomato Bruschetta

Yield: 4 servings

Prep Time: 10 minutes

Cook Time: 15 minutes

Total Time: 25 minutes

Enjoy the last days of summer with these melt-in-your-mouth mozzarella bruschetta bites!

Ingredients:

  • 1 baguette, thinly sliced
  • 3 tablespoons olive oil, divided
  • 4 slices Sargento Mozzarella Cheese
  • 2 cups cherry tomatoes, halved
  • 1 teaspoon balsamic vinegar
  • 1 clove garlic, pressed
  • Pinch of kosher salt
  • Pinch of freshly ground black pepper
  • 1/4 cup basil leaves, chiffonade

Directions:

  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper.
  2. Place baguette slices onto prepared baking sheet. Drizzle with 2 tablespoons olive oil. Place into oven and bake for 8-10 minutes, or until golden brown.
  3. Top each baguette slice with mozzarella cheese. Place into oven and bake for 4-6 minutes, or until cheese has melted.
  4. In a large bowl, combine tomatoes, remaining 1 tablespoon olive oil, balsamic vinegar, garlic, salt and pepper, to taste.
  5. Top each baguette slice with tomato mixture, garnished with basil.
  6. Serve immediately.

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Disclosure: This is a Sponsored post written by me on behalf of Sargento Foods, Inc. for SocialSpark. All opinions are 100% mine.

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