Makes 2 Serving(s)
6 slices whole wheat French bread (or Ciabatta bread)
2 tomatoes, diced into ¼” pieces
¼ cup fresh basil leaves, packed loosely, chopped
2 ounces Veggie Block Mozzarella Flavor, cubed or shredded (or simply substitute the Veggie Block with your favorite Galaxy product)
1 teaspoon minced garlic
1 teaspoon extra virgin olive oil
2 tablespoons balsamic vinegar
Kosher salt and black pepper as needed
In a toaster oven or an oven set on the high broiler setting, toast ¾” slices of the French bread until toasted evenly. Flip the bread and toast on the other side. Reserve.
In a medium size mixing bowl, add together the chopped tomatoes, chopped basil, chopped garlic, olive oil and balsamic vinegar. Season with salt and pepper. Let sit for 5-10 minutes to let the flavors marry.
No more than 5-10 minutes before serving, spoon the tomato mixture onto the the bread. Place Veggie Mozzarella cubes on top of the tomato mixture.
Chef’s Note: Veggie Grated Parmesan can be added to this recipe. This dish could also be heated under a broiler after topping the bread with the mixture. Try adding toasted fennel seeds or crushed red pepper to the mix for a unique flavor.