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    Bruschetta with Bocconcici and Basil


    Makes 12 Pieces
    4balls of Bocconcini cheese, drained
    21thin slices of crusty Italian bread
    2 tbspPastene Fancy Tomato Paste
    8fresh basil leaves, chopped
    dried oregano
    salt and pepper
    Pastene Extra Virgin Olive Oil


    • Preheat oven to 450°F (220°C).
    • Cut Bocconcini into 12 slices. Drain well on folded paper towels (otherwise Bruschetta will be soggy).
    • Arrange bread rounds on a baking sheet. Brush each lightly with olive oil.
    • Place a slice of cheese on each bread slice. Top with Bruschetta. Sprinkle with basil and oregano and drizzle with a few drops of olive oil.
    • Bake for 10 minutes or until cheese melts. Serve immediately.

    *Small balls of fresh Mozzarella.

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