Crostini Alla Caprese

“Crostini are made from thinly sliced Italian or French bread and lightly toasted. These are topped with a version of Caprese Salad (mozzarella, fresh basil, tomato). These can be served like a canape or threaded onto small skewers. You should be able to find the marinated mozzarella balls in the deli department. If not, use plain mozzarella balls rolled in oregano flakes or small pieces of mozzarella.”
READY IN:
17mins
SERVES:
8
YIELD:
24 appetizers
UNITS:
US

Ingredients Nutrition

Directions

  1. Cut bread into 1/2 inch rounds and place, in a single layer, on a baking sheet.
  2. In a small skillet, heat oil, over medium low heat; add garlic and saute 5 minutes to infuse the oil with garlic flavor.
  3. Very lightly brush bread with the garlic flavored oil.
  4. Toast lightly under the broiler.
  5. Top each crostini with a tomato slice, fresh basil leaf, and half a mozzarella ball.
  6. Lightly drizzle all with vinegar and sprinkle with crushed red pepper flakes, if desired.
  7. ALTERNATIVELY: You can skewer the ingredients on small 4-inch skewers, then drizzle with vinegar and red pepper flakes, if desired.

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