Make no mistake, the title "The Perfect Bruschetta" is not a typo. I'm am willing to bet this recipe against any restaurant version. Yes, I am that confident.
Let me paint a picture of perfection for you. French bread toasted till golden with a little olive oil, covered with melt-in-your-mouth fresh mozzarella, and topped with a sweet and salty tomato/basil roasted combo. In other words, tomato-hating Mr. F has consumed these morsels of deliciousness three consecutive nights in row. By any household standards, I would say that three nights of eating the same dish that was followed by moans of satisfaction would have to deemed...perfection. Ok, that may sound a little too graphic but you catch my drift.
Do yourself a favor and don't skimp on the fresh mozzarella. It makes a world of difference. A few minutes of prep work and nice glass of wine turn this meal utterly irresistible.
1 loaf French Bread, sliced
1 round of fresh Mozzarella, sliced
3 medium vine Tomatoes, diced
3-4 Tablespoons Red Onion, minced
1 clove garlic, minced
3 large leaves Basil, chopped
1 Tablespoon Honey
Lightly Drizzle slices of bread with olive oil. In a 400 degree oven, toast bread on both sides till golden.
While bread is toasting, in a medium bowl, combine tomatoes, red onion, garlic, basil, a dash of salt, and honey. Mix till combined. When bread is removed from oven, placed tomato mixture in oven for 10-15 min to lightly roast.
Place fresh mozzarella on toasted bread, top with warm tomato mixture. Lightly drizzle with balsamic vinegar and serve immediately.