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Add extra zest to this classic hors d'oeuvre by combining extra Italian flavor with some wild truffle notes. Start with a light brushing of olive oil, top with a tasty tomato mix, and finish with rich Gouda cheese.
From TSTE®1 TBS TSTE® Tuscany Spice Blend2 tsp TSTE® Tomato Powder½ cup TSTE® Organic Extra Virgin Olive Oil2 tsp TSTE® Black Truffle Sea Salt
From the Grocer3 (medium) round tomatoes, chopped 3 TBS balsamic vinegar1 cup onion, diced 2 TBS fresh basil, chopped (2 tsp TSTE® Basil if fresh is unavailable)1 (16 ounce) loaf Italian bread, cut diagonally into 1” slices8 oz Gouda cheese, sliced
PREHEAT oven to 400°F.COMBINE tomatoes, vinegar, onion, basil, TSTE® Tuscany Spice Blend, and TSTE® Tomato Powder in a medium bowl.PLACE bread slices on a baking sheet and use a basting brush to brush each with TSTE® Organic Extra Virgin Olive Oil. Sprinkle TSTE® Black Truffle Sea Salt evenly amongst slices.BAKE in oven until bread is slightly browned; about 5 mins.TOP each slice with about ¼ cup of the tomato mixture.PLACE a slice of Gouda cheese on each and bake for 7-9 mins.COOL, serve, and enjoy! Garnish with additional TSTE® Tuscany Spice Blend or TSTE® Black Truffle Sea Salt if desired.*For a lighter option: replace Gouda with shredded mozzarella or hummus (underneath the tomatoes).
Yield: 16 slices Total Time: 24 mins Prep: 10 mins Cook: 14 mins
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