Friday, July 2, 2010
Food Friday: Tomato, Basil, Mozzarella
If you haven't been able to tell from all my pasta posts, I am half Italian. Growing up, we had an Italian dinner almost every night. Now that I am the cook in my family, I repeat the classic family recipes of my childhood, but I also venture out and try new things. This tomato, basil, mozzarella dish is my new summer love. It is made with the freshest ingredients, takes 5 minutes, and is the perfect appetizer for summer. I love that, once assembled, each slice becomes a colorful and decorative dinner piece. This dish is great for dinner parties because it smells amazing and is absolutely delicious.
I like to inhale the fresh basil scent.
Toasted baguette slices with olive oil and balsamic vinegar
Topped with fresh mozzarella, tomato and basil
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