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Lisa’s 5 Step Bruschetta

Craving bruschetta? Tired of a simple recipe with tomatoes, garlic, and extra virgin olive oil? Lisa shows you how to spice up your Bruschetta with burrata! Aperitivo (or a light lunch) never tasted this good…welcome to 5 Step Bruschetta from Lisa’s Italian Kitchen! Watch Lisa make the recipe on the Lisa’s Italian Kitchen YouTube Channel @ItalianSundayDinner .

Lisa’s 5 Step Bruschetta Ingredients:

A round loaf of Italian bread sliced (Lisa recommends Turano bread for this)

6 tablespoons Extra Virgin Olive Oil

12 cloves of garlic

1 1/2 lbs of grape tomatoes

2 tablespoons of Italian tomato paste

8-10 leaves of fresh basil, chopped

4 large balls of burrata cheese

Lisa’s 5 Step Bruschetta Directions:

Grill or toast sliced bread. In a sauté pan, place 6 tablespoons of extra virgin olive oil, 12 cloves of garlic, chopped, and 1 1/2 lbs of grape tomatoes, sliced in half. Add 2 tablespoons of Italian tomato paste (in the tube). Cook on low heat until caramelized and thick. Add 8-10 leaves of fresh basil, chopped.

On the grilled bread, rub 1 clove of garlic (slice the clove of garlic down the center and use the flat side to rub on the bread). Drizzle with olive oil.

Take 1 ball of burrata cheese and spread it onto 1 slice of the Italian bread. Top with the tomato mixture. Enjoy!

About the Author
Lisa Caponigri is the author of This is Sunday Dinner and Whatever Happened to Sunday Dinner?, published by Sterling Epicure. Both of Lisa's cookbooks brim with her memories of living in Italy, both as a child and as an adult raising her own family, anecdotes about her family, regional and seasonal Italian specialties, and all the advice needed to get a spectacular Sunday Dinner on the table, every Sunday of the year. She has developed a line of prepared foods and sauces called Lisa’s Italian Kitchen. Lisa debuted on HSN and has appeared on QVC. She has also appeared on a variety of television programs, including Seattle's New Day Northwest, Good Morning Toronto, Chicago's WGNLunchbreak, and New England Cooks, to name a few. Lisa is frequently consulted as an expert in Italian lifestyle and food. Lisa Caponigri lives in South Bend, IN and travels frequently to Italy to research the latest in "la dolce vita". Visit to learn more about Lisa!

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