Spicy Margherita Bruschetta

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This Italian recipe is inspired by the colors of the Italian flag. Tomatoes are the red component, mozzarella cheese is the white, and basil is the green. I chose red pepper flakes instead of basil to give this recipe some spice!

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Ingredients: 2-3 tomatoes, 1/2 sourdough loaf, 8 oz mozzarella cheese, 1 tbsp olive oil, 1 tsp crushed red pepper flakes, freshly ground salt and pepper.

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Slice the bread into 3 pieces and broil on each side for 2 minutes, or until lightly golden-brown.

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Chop the tomatoes into 3/4" chunks.

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Measure the olive oil and red pepper flakes. If you don't like spicy food, don't use the flakes or use less of them.

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In a bowl, mix together the tomatoes, olive oil, a pinch of salt and pepper and red pepper flakes.

 

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Slice the mozzarella cheese into thin rounds.

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To prepare the bruschetta, place the bread on a sheet pan, top with the tomato mixture and finish off with slices of cheese. Broil for about 3 minutes, or until the cheese is melted.

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The delicious finished product. Oh so Italian!

As an all-things-Italian lover, AKA Italophile, my entire family, AKA the Freiman-Mendel CLAN, is ACCUSTOMED to eating dishes I prepare containing basil, tomatoes and bread. Spicy Margarita Bruschetta is an AMALGAMATION of these three basic Italian tastes, with just one revision: I replaced the basil with red pepper flakes to add a spicy kick!

  • CLAN = tribe
  • ACCUSTOMED = used to
  • AMALGAMATION = combination

Buon Appetito!

Charis

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