Fresh Tomato Mozzarella Toast

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Menu Part: Appetizer
Cuisine Type: American
Serves: 4

Fresh tomatoes and mozzarella are a classic combination. Served here on toasted rolls and broiled until the cheese is melted, it makes a great appetizer.

Ingredients

2 lb. ripe Florida tomatoes, held at room temperature, cored and chopped
1⁄4 cup olive oil
1⁄3 cup chiffonade basil
1 tsp. minced garlic
Salt and freshly ground pepper, to taste
2 Italian rolls (8-in. each)
8 thin slices Prosciutto di Parma
1 cup shredded mozzarella cheese

Steps

1. Preheat broiler. In a large bowl, combine tomatoes, 2 tbsp. olive oil, basil, garlic, salt, and pepper. Let stand 30 min.

2. Slice rolls in half horizontally, then vertically. Brush cut sides of bread with remaining 2 tbsp. olive oil and broil until golden.

3. Reserving about 1⁄2 cup of tomato mixture, spoon remaining tomato mixture on toasts, dividing evenly. Top each toast with 2 slices of Prosciutto, 1⁄4 cup mozzarella, and an equal amount of the
reserved tomato mixture. Broil until cheese is melted (about 3 min.) and serve.