Baked Caprese Salad Recipe

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  • 1 large French baguette (15 inches long), sliced 1/2-inch thick
  • 2 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil
  • sea salt to taste
  • 5 roma (plum) tomatoes, sliced
  • 1 1/4 pounds fresh mozzarella cheese, sliced
  • 1 bunch fresh basil, leaves removed and coarsely chopped
  • 2 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil
  • ground black pepper to taste
  1. Preheat oven to 450 degrees F (230 degrees C).
  2. Arrange slices of baguette onto a baking sheet and brush both sides of each slice with 2 tablespoons olive oil. Sprinkle with sea salt.
  3. Toast the bread in the preheated oven until lightly golden brown and crisp, about 5 minutes. Flip the bread slices over and top each slice with a slice of tomato and a slice of mozzarella cheese. Sprinkle with salt.
  4. Return crostini to the oven and bake until tomato and mozzarella slices are warmed through, about 5 more minutes.
  5. Arrange the crostini onto a serving platter and sprinkle with basil. Drizzle with remaining 2 tablespoons olive oil and sprinkle lightly with more sea salt and black pepper.