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!

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

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

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Baked Tomato Bruschetta

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.

Adapted from The Comfort of Cooking.

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

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

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