Bruschetta Fresca

1 Bakery baguette
8 oz part skim milk mozzarella cheese
4–6 fresh basil leaves (or dried basil)
2 teaspoons minced garlic
1 tablespoon balsamic vinegar
2 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil
1 1/2 cups diced fresh tomatoes
1 teaspoon seasoned salt
1/4 teaspoon pepper
  • Place oven rack 6 inches from heat source; then preheat on broil.
  • Slice bread into 1/2-inch-thick slices; place on baking sheet.
  • Cut cheese into small, bite-size pieces.
  • Dice tomatoes.
  • Slice basil into thin strips.

  1. Combine in medium bowl, garlic, vinegar, and olive oil. Stir in cheese, tomatoes, seasoned salt, and pepper.
  2. Broil bread 1 minute on each side until lightly toasted. (Watch closely to prevent over-browning.) Top with tomato mixture; sprinkle with basil and serve.