Tomato, Basil, and Mozzarella Crostini

If you love a caprese recipe, you've gotta add this crostini appetizer to your next party spread. All your favorite ingredients are here: tomatoes, basil, and mozzarella.

Tomato, Basil, and Mozzarella Crostini
Photo: Blaine Moats
Total Time:
20 mins


  • 1 8 ounce loaf baguette-style French bread

  • 2 - 3 tablespoon olive oil

  • Ground black pepper

  • 4 ounce fresh mozzarella, thinly sliced

  • 12 red or yellow cherry tomatoes, halved

  • 12 yellow or red pear-shaped tomatoes, halved

  • Snipped or shredded fresh basil

  • Olive oil

  • Salt

  • Fresh basil leaves (optional)


  1. Preheat oven to 425°F. For crostini, cut French bread into 1/2-inch-thick slices. Lightly brush both sides of each bread slice with the 2 to 3 tablespoons olive oil; sprinkle with pepper. Place on an ungreased baking sheet. Bake in the preheated oven for 5 to 7 minutes or until crisp and light brown, turning once.

  2. Top crostini with mozarella slices, red and yellow tomato halves, and snipped or shredded fresh basil. Drizzle with olive oil; sprinkle with salt. If desired, garnish with additional basil leaves.

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