Celebrity influencer Lesego's Tomato, Mozzarella & Ricotta Bruschetta Starter

Celebrity Influencer Lesego's Tomato, Mozzarella & Ricotta Bruschetta Starter


Serves: 4 people

Preparation time: 30 min

  • 1 loaf ciabatta
  • 10 balls mini bocconcini cheese
  • 1/2 cup broken ricotta
  • handful fresh basil
  • 10 yellow and red cherry tomatoes, halved
  • 4 sun-dried tomatoes
  • 2 tbsp chopped peppadews
  • 1 tsp chopped garlic
  • 2 tbsp olive oil
  • 1 tsp basil pesto
  • 2 tbsp butter
  • sea salt
  • balsamic reduction sauce

Preparation method

  • Slice the bread into slices about a finger thick. 
  • Melt the butter in a pan on high heat, the place the slices of bread in it. Turn them once they toast and are browned and crispy.
  • Remove toast from the pan and add olive oil, garlic and halved tomatoes. Work quickly on high heat.
  • Add peppadews, sun-dried tomatoes and basil pesto.
  • Remove from heat and add basil leaves. Toss and season with a little salt.
  • Break mozzarella balls into smaller pieces and place them on the toast. Add ricotta on top.
  • Carefully spoon tomato and basil mixture on top of the cheese.
  • Crack more sea salt on top and then drizzle with balsamic reduction.
  • Serve immediately.