Focaccia with Cherry Tomato “Salsa”

Caprese salad meets the toast trend in this flavorful appetizer. Chunks of fresh mozzarella and vibrant canned tomatoes are highlighted with a slightly sweet vinaigrette spiked with just a hint of caper and basil for freshness.

Made with Cherry Tomatoes

Mutti Cherry Tomatoes complement your food with their rich, sweet and intense flavor. They grow in southern Italy, where they are harvested and sorted carefully to maintain their incredible taste and freshness. They are perfect for fish dishes or to bring tomato flavor to your focaccias, pastas and sauces.


15 min (COOK TIME: 5 min / PREP TIME: 10 min)

Easy

Ingredients

  • 1/2 cup extra virgin olive oil, divided
  • 2 cloves garlic sliced
  • 8 oz rectangles of focaccia ((4 x3 inch) (from a 20 oz. slab) )
  • 2 cans Mutti® Cherry Tomatoes drained ((14 oz.) (Ciliegini), )
  • 1 ball fresh mozzarella, cubed ((8 oz.) )
  • 1/3 cup thinly sliced basil, divided
  • 2 tbsp capers, drained
  • 1- tsp 1/2 kosher salt, divided
  • 1 tsp black pepper
  • 1 tbsp balsamic vinegar

Method

  1. Heat ¼ cup oil and garlic in a small saucepan over medium, until garlic just begins to sizzle, about 2 minutes. Remove from heat.
  2. Preheat broiler to high with rack 10-inches from top element. Brush bread slices on both sides with 3 tablespoons of the garlic oil, reserving 1 tablespoon for garnish. Broil 2-3 minutes per side or until toasted. Leave whole or cut into triangles if desired.
  3. Combine remaining ¼ cup olive oil, tomatoes, cheese, half of the basil, capers, 1 teaspoon salt, and pepper. Place bread on a platter and spoon tomato mixture onto bread. Sprinkle with remaining basil and salt. Drizzle with remaining garlic oil and vinegar.

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Also made with: Cherry Tomatoes