Recipe: Bruschetta with Garlic Mozzarella Toast

Bruschetta with Garlic Mozzarella Toast | this heart of mine

The blog has been light on tomato recipes this year but this is not for a lack of them in the house. On my side of the screen I’ve enjoyed a variety of homegrown heirloom tomatoes, some sliced with a bit of salt, some cut up on salads, garden tomato pasta sauce, a devour-able tomato tart and vegetable pasta salad. Tomatoes are one of the few food items I can eat without fear of my children trying to steal bites. They don’t understand what they are missing and I’ll be patient until they do.

Bruschetta with Garlic Mozzarella Toast | this heart of mine

A few summers ago, I shared our favorite bruschetta recipe I got after watching the movie Julie and Julia, about the one and only Julia Child. It’s still our favorite and the one we share with everyone. This is just a thinly veiled ploy to bring it up. :)

We’ve also been eating garlic mozzarella toast this summer and I thought about combining the two after having something similar in a restaurant. Crispy, garlicky buttery toast topped with summer harvest tomatoes and more garlic and basil. It’s a magical way to make a loaf of bread disappear.

Bruschetta with Garlic Mozzarella Toast | this heart of mine

Bruschetta with Garlic Mozzarella Toast


  • 8 medium tomatoes, seeded and cut into small pieces
  • 2-3 cloves garlic, chopped
  • 2 Tbsp fresh basil leaves, chopped
  • 2 Tbsp olive oil
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • dash of ground pepper
  • Garlic Mozzarella Bread:
  • loaf of crusty bread
  • 6-8 Tbsp butter, softened
  • 2-3 cloves of garlic
  • 1 Tbsp fresh basil, chopped
  • 1/2 cup+ mozzarella cheese, shredded


  1. Toss together the cut-up tomatoes, chopped garlic and basil, olive oil, salt and pepper. Mix well.
  2. Garlic Mozzarella Bread:
  3. Combine the softened butter, garlic and basil.
  4. Spread on sliced bread.
  5. Under the broiler, toast the bread until golden brown.
  6. Remove the toast from the oven, top with mozzarella and then place it under the broiler again until the cheese is bubbly and toasted.
  7. Remove from the oven and allow to cool slightly.
  8. Top with bruschetta.

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