Appetizers are always a great idea. But, football season to me sounds a lot like appetizer season. And, the Super Bowl is no exception. This Honey Bruschetta is great for a light lunch, appetizer for a special dinner, or a refreshing bite for appetizer night.
Prep Time: 15 Minutes | Cook Time: 35 Minutes | Servings: 16 Pieces
- 20 Grape Tomatoes
- 1/4 of small Yellow Onion (about 2 Tbsp), finely chopped
- 3 large Basil leaves, finely sliced
- 1/2 tsp minced Garlic (1 clove)
- 1/4 of a fresh Mozzarella ball (about 1/4 of a cup)
- 1/4 tsp Salt
- 1/4 tsp Pepper
- 2 Tbsp Olive Oil
- 1 Tbsp Balsamic Vinegar
- 2 Tbsp Canola Oil
- 1/2 of a Baguette
- Honey to garnish
Quarter the grape tomatoes by slicing each tomato once long-ways and once short-ways. In a small bowl, add the quarters tomatoes, diced onion, sliced basil, and minced garlic. Next, begin tearing the mozzarella ball up into small pieces (picture for size reference) and add to the bowl. Sprinkle with salt and pepper. Now, drizzle the Olive Oil, and Balsamic Vinegar over the ingredients in the bowl. With a spoon slowly mix the ingredients up until they are well combined. Cover the bowl with cling wrap and place in the fridge for 30 minutes so the flavors can combine.
While the bruschetta mix is marinating in the fridge begin slicing the baguette. Slice the bread 1/4 inch thick at a 45 degree angle. For a half of a baguette you should end up with about 16 pieces of bread. Next, drizzle 1 Tbsp of the Canola Oil into a large skillet over medium heat. Place half of the bread slices into the skillet in a single layer. Brown the bread on both sides, about 2-3 minutes per side. This could take a little longer depending on the temperature of your skillet. Once the bread has browned on both sides remove from heat and place on a serving platter. Repeat for the remaining slices of bread.
After 30 minutes remove the bruschetta mix from fridge and scoop out onto each slice (I like to do this when my bread is warm). Finish by drizzling a little bit of honey across the top of each piece. Enjoy!