Cilantro Tomato Bruschetta

Total Time
20mins
Prep 15 mins
Cook 5 mins

Found this in a TOH magazine. A tasty appetizer that my family and friends love. The ingredients meld together for a great-tasting appy that goes well with many different main dishes. While there are many (to many to scroll through) listed here the use of balsamic viniger makes this one a little differant so thought I'd post. Simple, pretty, but oh so good. The recipe calls for tomatoes - however I have use canned Italian tomatoes and it came out well. I think I might add some minced garlic also.

Ingredients Nutrition

  • 1 loaf French bread, cut into 1 inch slices
  • 12 cup olive oil, divided
  • 1 tablespoon balsamic vinegar
  • 3 small tomatoes, seeded and chopped
  • 14 cup onion, finely chopped
  • 14 cup cilantro, fresh and coarsely chopped
  • 14 teaspoon salt
  • 14 teaspoon pepper
  • 14 cup mozzarella cheese, shredded

Directions

  1. Place bread on ungreased baking sheet; brush with 1/4 cup oil.
  2. Bake at 325 for 10-12 minutes or until golden brown.
  3. Meanwhile, in small bowl, whisk vinegar and remaining oil.
  4. Stir in tomatoes, onion, cilantro, salt and pepper.
  5. Spoon about 1 tablespoon onto each slice of bread.
  6. Sprinkle with cheese.
  7. Serve immediately.
Most Helpful

I had a bunch of cilantro to use up and this proved to be a nice appetizer.

I_love2nurse in Canada February 16, 2010