I love the flavor combination of tomato, basil and mozzarella. It’s a classic for a reason! When I needed a quick no-carb lunch last week I turned this classic combo into a five-minute treat. It really satisfied that craving for bruschetta without any bread!
1 large ripe tomato, stem and core removed, sliced 1/4 ” thick
1 cup shredded mozzarella cheese
1-2 TBSP fresh basil herb paste (found in the produce section of the market)
- Wash, stem, core and slice tomato. Place on non-reactive cookie sheet
- In a small bowl combine cheese with basil paste.
- Spread evenly over tomatoes.
- Place under broiler for 2-3 minutes, until cheese is lightly browned.
- Serve immediately.
This makes a great quick lunch or a nice side dish on a hot summer night since the broiler won’t heat up the house. For extra pizzaz try adding a little salt and pepper to the tomatoes or drizzle with olive oil before broiling.