The best part about cooking with high quality ingredients, is that you don’t need many. The flavors are so pronounced that a few simple ingredients really go a long way. I’ve always believed that recipes don’t have to be complicated and have one hundred different ingredients to be delicious. In fact, my favorite recipes always have very simple ingredients and steps. Celebrate summer’s bounty with this tasty crostini.
10 ounces multicolored cherry tomatoes
2 garlic cloves, thickly sliced
5 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil, plus more for drizzling
1 pound fresh mozzarella cheese, sliced thin
8 slices of french bread, cut 1/4-inch thick and toasted
Flaky sea salt, for serving
- Preheat the oven to 325 degrees F. In a bowl, toss the tomatoes with the garlic and 1 tablespoon of the olive oil; season with kosher salt and pepper. Transfer the tomatoes to one side of a parchment-lined baking sheet. Bake for about 30 minutes, until bursting and lightly caramelized. Transfer the tomatoes to a bowl.
- Top the mozzarella on the toasts and top with the tomatoes. Drizzle with olive oil, sprinkle with sea salt and pepper and top the toasts with the basil leaves. Serve immediately.