Tomato, mozzarella, and basil bruschetta from Italian Grill by Mario Batali

  • basil
  • mozzarella cheese
  • dried oregano
  • tomatoes
  • dried red pepper flakes
  • Italian bread
  • store-cupboard ingredients

Where’s the full recipe - why can I only see the ingredients?

Always check the publication for a full list of ingredients. An Eat Your Books index lists the main ingredients and does not include 'store-cupboard ingredients' (salt, pepper, oil, flour, etc.) - unless called for in significant quantity.

Notes about this recipe

  • Breadcrumbs on July 13, 2011

    p. 63 - In addition to the usual suspects noted above, Mario also includes dried oregano, hot red pepper flakes, kosher salt for seasoning and, coarse sea salt for plating. I had some Buffalo Mozzarella so that’s what I used. MB calls for a 1/4 " dice which was impossible w my super-soft centred cheese so I chopped it to be a just a little smaller than the sliced cherry tomatoes. We loved the chili flakes in the mix for a change of pace. Funny I’ve never tried that before but I’ll definitely do it again or, at least offer them tableside when I make Bruschetta again. Surprisingly , we also really liked the addition of the dried oregano. Somehow it just made things taste more Italian and the fresh basil did its usual job of brightening the mix with its fresh flavour. Definitely didn’t like the buffalo mozzarella mixed in with the other ingredients. The cheese was just too tender and soft. After a few tosses, most of the cheese had melted into the juices of the dish.

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