Quick caprese-style toasts

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PREP TIME

10 min

Makes

8 Servings

* PLUS Baking Time: 7 minutes, Broiling Time: 5 minutes
Quick caprese-style toasts


Ingredients

  • 1 cup coarsely chopped fresh basil
  • 1/4 cup olive oil
  • 1 garlic clove
  • pinch salt
  • pinch fresh-ground black pepper
  • 1 loaf thick focaccia bread
  • 1 1/2 cups grated mozzarella
  • 6 large balls bocconcini
  • 5 plum tomatoes

Instructions

  • Preheat oven to 400 F (200 C). Place basil, oil, garlic, salt and pepper in a blender. Whirl to a saucy consistency. Add more oil to make it saucier if you wish. Cut focaccia into 8 thick slices. Place on a rimmed baking sheet. Spread half of basil mixture over bread, then evenly sprinkle with mozzarella. Thickly slice bocconcini and tomatoes into rounds, then arrange in overlapping slices on top of bread. Sprinkle with more salt and pepper.
  • Bake in centre of preheated oven until cheese starts to melt, 7-10 minutes. Broil until cheese begins to turn golden, about 5 minutes. Remove from oven and drizzle with remaining basil mixture. Cut each slice in half or serve whole. Best served warm.

Nutrition (per serving)

  • Calories
  • 409,
  • Protein
  • 20 g,
  • Carbohydrates
  • 29 g,
  • Fat
  • 24 g,
  • Fibre
  • 3 g,
  • Sodium
  • 655 mg.