Tomato, Basil and Cheese Appetizers

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Here’s an easy, quick recipe today…Tomato, Basil and Cheese Appetizers. I don’t remember where I got this recipe originally. I have it written down on a well-used 3×5″ index card that I’ve had for years and years.Tomato, Basil and Cheese Appetizers / The Grateful Girl Cooks!

These little bites of goodness are wonderful… thanks to the thin slices of fresh, ripe Roma tomatoes, chopped fresh basil, and “ooey, gooey” slices of melted mozzarella cheese, resting on top of a garlic/oil infused french baguette slice.

The recipe makes 24 little appetizers, so there are plenty to go around at a dinner party or potluck, etc. Put out a platter of these appetizers, and watch what happens…they’re always a big hit…and you can count on them disappearing quickly!

Last year I grew my own basil, garlic, and Roma tomatoes in our raised bed/container gardens, which made it very convenient to make this recipe. Just had to run out in the back yard and do some “grocery shopping”. Now if I could just figure out a way to grow my own Mozzarella cheese, I’d be giddy with excitement!

Tomato, Basil and Cheese Appetizers / The Grateful Girl Cooks!Tomato, Basil and Cheese Appetizers / The Grateful Girl Cooks!
I sure hope you will give these tasty appetizers a try. They really are amazingly good!

Tomato, Basil and Cheese Appetizers / The Grateful Girl Cooks!Original recipe source: unknown

Tomato, Basil and Cheese Appetizers
Prep Time
15 mins
Cook Time
15 mins
Total Time
30 mins
 
Lovely appetizer, with thin slices of Roma tomatoes, fresh basil, and melted mozzarella cheese, on a garlic/oil infused french baguette slice.
Category: Appetizer
Servings: 24 appetizers
Calories Per Serving: 115 kcal
Author: JB at The Grateful Girl Cooks!
Ingredients
  • 1/8 teaspoon salt
  • 1/8 teaspoon pepper
  • 1 Tablespoon fresh chopped basil (plus additional for garnish, if desired)
  • 1/2 teaspoon minced fresh garlic
  • 3 Tablespoons olive oil
  • French baguette , cut into 24 1/2" thick slices
  • 24 thin slices mozzarella cheese (approx. 6 ounces)
  • 4-5 ripe Roma tomatoes
Instructions
  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
  2. In a small bowl, mix together the salt, pepper, Tablespoon of chopped basil, garlic, and olive oil.
  3. Place the baguette slices on a large baking sheet.
  4. Brush the tops of each bread slice with the olive oil/garlic mixture. Bake for 8-10 minutes or until golden brown. Remove from oven.
  5. Top each slice of bread with 1 slice of tomato, followed by 1 slice of mozzarella cheese.
  6. Drizzle the top of the cheese on each slice with the remaining oil/garlic mixture.
  7. Place baking sheet back into the oven for a minute or two, until the cheese has begun to melt. Remove from heat.
  8. Garnish each slice with a small amount of fresh chopped basil, if desired.
  9. Serve and enjoy!
Recipe Notes

Original Recipe Source: Unknown.

Nutrition Facts
Tomato, Basil and Cheese Appetizers
Amount Per Serving (1 piece)
Calories 115
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

 

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