Marinated Mozzarella Bruschetta

Bread appetizers featuring Fresh Mozzarella can generate a menu price premium of more than $2 vs. bread appetizers without Fresh Mozzarella. This recipe is great for those looking for a fresh and healthy menu choice without sacrificing craveable flavor.

INGREDIENTS

DIRECTIONS

INGREDIENTS

Marinated Mozzarella Bruschetta Yield: One appetizer
  • 2 1/2 oz. (5 slices) Grande Cepponelli Fresh Mozzarella, drained 1/4-inch slices (about 1/2 oz. each)
  • 2 oz. (1/4 cup) Lemon Basil Marinade (see recipe)
  • 5 1/2-inch Baguette slices
  • 1/2 oz. (1 cup) Spring mix lettuce blend
  • 1 Lemon wedge, fresh
  • 1 Basil sprig, fresh

DIRECTIONS

Marinated Mozzarella Bruschetta
  1. Place 5 slices Grande Fresh Mozzarella in shallow container; drizzle 2 oz. Lemon Basil Marinade over cheese slices to evenly coat.
  2. Arrange 5 toasted baguette slices on appetizer plate; top evenly with 1/2 oz. lettuce blend and marinated cheese slices. Drizzle remaining marinade evenly over baguette slices.
  3. Garnish plate with 1 lemon wedge and 1 basil sprig.

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Lemon Basil Marinade Yield: 32 oz. (16 servings)
  • 3 oz. (2 cups) Fresh basil leaves, packed
  • 8 oz. (1 cup) Lemon juice, fresh
  • 4 oz. (1/2 cup) White wine vinegar
  • 1/2 oz. (1 tbsp.) Sugar
  • 2 tsp. Kosher salt
  • 2 tsp. Black pepper
  • 1/2 oz. (1 tbsp.) Shallots, minced
  • 1 tsp. Garlic, minced
  • 1/4 tsp. Crushed red pepper flakes
  • 16 oz. (2 cups) Olive oil

DIRECTIONS

Lemon Basil Marinade
  1. Combine all ingredients in food processor fitted with a steel blade. Mix until fully blended.

INGREDIENTS

Variations
  • To serve as an appetizer salad, slice 4 oz. Grande Ovoline Fresh Mozzarella into 2-inch pieces and arrange over 1 oz. lettuce blend. Drizzle 2 oz. Lemon Basil Marinade over the top and garnish plate with 1 lemon wedge and 2 toasted baguette slices