Thursday, June 23, 2011

Red Zebra Tomato Crostini

Bring out the fine china and silver we have tomatoes!
I picked a beautiful Red Zebra tomato this morning and this is what I made for a delicious afternoon snack. Nutritional information is provided at the bottom of the recipe. (Thank you NutriMirror !)

Recipe for one serving:

One piece of whole grain bread, toasted crisp (I used Trader Joe's Artisan Whole Grain Bread)
½ clove of fresh garlic
3 or so small fresh basil leaves
1 small Red Zebra Tomato (any tomato will do!)
½ to 1 teaspoon extra virgin olive oil
pinch of sea salt (optional)
½ oz mozzarella, sliced thin

Place the thin slices of mozzarella on the hot toast. Finely mince the garlic and basil, drizzle with olive oil and a pinch of salt. I blend this on the cutting board, but a small bowl will work too.

Drizzle basil mixture over top of cheese, Place the tomato slices on top of cheese and any basil/oil mixture that is left in the bowl.

Eat as soon as you can!