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Monday, January 23, 2017

Baked Caprese Salad

lightly adapted from The Adventures of an Epic Baker

6 ounces fresh mozzarella cheese, sliced
2 medium tomatoes, roughly chopped
2 tablespoons fresh parsley, chopped
5 thick slices Italian bread
1 ½ teaspoons olive oil
salt, to taste
freshly ground black pepper, to taste

Preheat oven to 450 degrees.
Brush olive oil on bread on one side in an even layer. Bake for 5 minutes or until lightly toasted.
Remove from oven and turn the oven to broil.
Layer lightly salted chopped tomatoes and torn mozzarella pieces on the bread pieces, piling your ingredients to the height of your liking. Lightly salt and pepper the cheese.
Return to the oven until the cheese is melted (your oven is on broil, start checking after one minute!). If you prefer your cheese bubbly and brown, go for it! Sprinkle liberally with herb of your choice and serve.

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