I know everyone is in the midst of trying to make their new years resolutions a reality & as a food blogger I should be trying to help you achieve your goals. But I figured since I only share vegetarian food on here I can get away with this Caprese Garlic Bread being the first recipe of the new year that I share with you.
I hadn’t planned on this being the first recipe of 2015, but I just couldn’t wait any longer, I was craving Caprese Garlic Bread – & how rude would it be of me to make some for myself & not share any with you? That would be a major fail on my side in regards to my Christmasy New Years resolution!
So in case these pictures aren’t making your mouth water enough already let me tell you why I love this Caprese Garlic Bread so much! As if the wonderful flavors of fresh garlic, parsley, & extra virgin olive oil isn’t enough on top of this soft & crusty bread, the warm melted mozzarella, fresh tomato & basil, & tangy balsamic vinegar really puts this Caprese Garlic Bread over the top in delicious flavors & textures!
Loaf of Bread – We had 6-8 inches of french bread on hand, but you could use Ciabatta Bread or Italian Bread
4 Garlic Cloves Minced
1 Heaping Teaspoon Dried Parsley
4 Tablespoon Extra Virgin Olive Oil
Fresh Mozzarella Cheese
1-2 Fresh Basil Leaves
First, mix together the 4 cloves of minced garlic, 1 heaping teaspoon of dried parsley, & 4 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil.
Slice open your loaf of bread & spread the olive oil mixture over both sides. Then broil the bread for 1-2 minutes until lightly golden brown. Keep an eye on your garlic bread, it can burn quickly & easily.
Slice your mozzarella very thinly & place it on top of your garlic bread & then back into your warm oven to melt the mozzarella. If need be turn your oven back on a low broil for 30 seconds to a minute.
Once the mozzarella has melted, slice a tomato very thinly & place the tomato slices on top of the mozzarella in a single layer, along with a sprinkle of cracked black pepper & fresh basil.
Right before eating, drizzle on your favorite balsamic vinegar.
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