Caprese Flatbread



I got a text from my husband today with a link to a recipe. 


Anyway, I tried it out today and holy moly, y’all–it was absolutely delicious! 

Crispy, buttery but not, healthy magic.

Healthy?  I know you’re thinking this is just craziness, right?

The secret?  Olive oil, not butter.  But it tastes buttery.

And Caprese with the tomatoes, fresh mozzarella, fresh basil.  I can’t talk. 

Caprese Flatbread
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  1. 4 (3/4-inch) slices of sourdough bread, preferably homemade
  2. 3 T. olive oil, plus more for drizzle
  3. 2 T. minced garlic (adjust to taste)
  4. 1 cup grape tomatoes, halved
  5. 6 -8 fresh basil leaves, or use dried basil, to taste*
  6. 24 fresh mozzarella pearls
  7. sea salt and freshly ground pepper to taste
  1. Combine oil and minced garlic. Allow to sit for 15 minutes so flavors marinate. Halve the cherry tomatoes and chiffonade the basil.
  2. Brush each slice of bread with the olive oil/garlic mixture and place in a toaster oven on broil or in your conventional oven. Watch carefully and remove when golden brown, brush the other side with the olive oil/garlic mixture and broil that side until golden.
  3. Top each slice of bread with about 6 tomato halves and 6 mozzarella pearls, fresh basil, salt and pepper. Drizzle with a little oil if desired. I also used just a little bit of white balsamic vinegar.
  1. Original recipe calls for thawed yeast rolls but I had some yummy homemade sourdough bread that I wanted to try with this recipe. I don't know how the yeast rolls were with this recipe, but oh my goodness the sourdough...
  2. Chiffonade. That's a funny word and I didn't think I had ever done that before. But I have. And so have you! Cutting your basil into shreds. I have a garnishing tool that looks like scissors with 5 or 6 blades. Amazing tool and it chiffonades like a beast!
  3. I noticed after posting this that the basil was not listed, and it's not listed in the original recipe from Rhodes Rolls! I am guessing on the amount of fresh or dried basil, so just eyeball it.
Adapted from Rhodes Rolls Recipes
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