1 Ready baked Italian round bread bowl
8 Roma tomatoes, diced
1/3 cup Fresh basil, chopped
2 Garlic cloves, peeled and minced
1/8 tsp Salt 1/8 tsp Black pepper
2 cups Fresh mozzarella cheese, cubed
Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
Combine olive oil with basil, garlic, salt and pepper. Add tomatoes, set aside to marinate for 5 minutes.
Slice bread bowl into 1/2 inch checkerboard, being careful to not slice completely through the bread. Place the bread on a parchment paper lined baking sheet.
Stuff marinated tomato mixture in between the bread bowl slices, distributing evenly.
Add mozzarella to the bread structure.
Insert toothpicks in bread then carefully cover with a foil tent to prevent foil from sticking.
Bake for 12 - 15 minutes, or until cheese has melted.
Remove the foil, place under broiler for 4 minutes or until lightly browned.
Transfer bread to a platter and drizzel with Gold Label balsamic vinegar for the perfect finishing touch.
Serve and enjoy with your favorite Villa Graziella Organic wine!