10 Minute Bruschetta with Mozzarella

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This quick and easy 10 Minute Bruschetta with Mozzarella is one of the best simple appetizers ever. It's loaded with fresh summer flavors and takes just minutes to throw together, which makes it a family favorite in our house!


  • 1 pint halved grape tomatoes
  • 4 tablespoons olive oil, divided
  • 1 tablespoon balsamic vinegar
  • 1/4 cup julienne cut basil + more for garnish
  • 4 cloves garlic, thinly sliced
  • 8 oz. fresh mozzarella pearls
  • Kosher salt
  • fresh cracked pepper
  • 14 oz. French bread, sliced
  • balsamic glaze, optional


  1. In a large bowl combine tomatoes, 2 tablespoons olive oil, 1 tablespoon balsamic vinegar, basil, garlic, mozzarella, and a couple pinches of salt and pepper. Set aside while you broil crostini.
  2. Brush sliced French bread with 1 tablespoon olive oil, brushing it in an even layer across the bread.
  3. Broil for 1-2 minutes.
  4. Then flip sliced French bread over and brush with another tablespoon olive oil. Broil for another minute or so.
  5. Top toasted crostini with bruschetta and mozzarella.
  6. Drizzle with balsamic glaze, garnish with basil and enjoy!



  • You might be tempted to skip the broiling of the sliced French bread, but I'm telling you, it really makes all the difference in this recipe. It gives you a super crisp base for the ripe juicy tomato topping. Regular sliced French bread will work in a pinch, but it will soak up more of the juices from the bruschetta and may get soggy. The additional brush of olive oil on the sliced bread will also add another layer of flavor that your guests will love!
  • The ingredients for the bruschetta can be prepped ahead of time, but I don't recommend assembling the bruschetta more than a couple hours in advance. The vinegar in the bruschetta will begin to break down the tomatoes and they'll continue to release their juices which will give you a watery bruschetta. The great part about this recipe is that it takes just a few minutes to throw together which, in my opinion, makes up for not being able to make it in advance!

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