Spicy Bacon Tomato and Buffalo Mozzarella Tartine

 Spicy Bacon Tomato and Buffalo Mozzarella Tartine by Meeta K. Wolff

Prep Time: 15 minutes
Total Time: 30 minutes


  • 4 slices German rye bread, cut in slightly thick slices
  • 4 slices bacon, thickly cut
  • 2-3 Italian heirloom tomatoes, thickly sliced
  • Buffalo mozzarella, sliced
  • Olive oil
  • A few leaves of fresh basil
  • 1/4 teaspoon chilli powder
  • Salt and freshly cracked pepper


  1. Sprinkle some of the chilli powder over each of the bacon slices, then heat up a skillet on high heat and fry the bacon slices on both sides without any oil until crispy. Allow to drip on some kitchen paper towels.

  2. Heat up the grill function of your oven to 180 degrees C.

  3. In the same skillet add some olive oil and fry the slices of bread on both sides until toasted.

  4. Place the toasted bread in an oven-proof dish, add the bacon slices, tomato slices, then the mozzarella slices on top. Place in the oven and grill for about 5-8 minutes until the cheese has started to melt.

  5. Remove from oven and sprinkle with salt and freshly cracked pepper and add some basil leaves.