You get home, and you think what on earth am I gonna make to eat for dinner? This is the question that has sailed or sunk a thousand culinary ships the world over, and believe me, I know the feeling of not knowing what to make, but also not even wanting to make anything even if you did come up with a tasty idea. So go for an Itaian recipe of course!
Enter Toasted Bread with Mozzarella and Radicchio - featuring Italian household ingredients everyone should have on hand, so nothing exotic, nothing esoteric, and everything delicious, this vegetarian dish can happily be your dinner just as easily as your appetizer. There's very little in the food world better than a quick, easy recipe using some of your favorite ingredients, and certainly nothing better than not having to cook any of it. Unless you want to, of course!
The lion's share of your work in pulling together this quick mozzarella-based Italian recipe is prepping your ingredients and toasting your country-style rustic bread. Basta! Once you've gotten that set, just put together the pieces and get ready to enjoy this flavorful, quick recipe using your favorite dairy and veggie combinations. Your efforts will pay off quite nicely, as you will be able to tell from the empty plates around your table, and your loved ones' satisfied faces!
Prepare the ingredients
Cut radicchio lengthwise in 4 pieces (or more if large) and baste it with oil; grill it for a few minutes and season with salt and pepper and few drops of balsamic vinegar.
Slice mozzarella, squeeze it and drain it in a colander (if using scamorza you can avoid this step). Slice bread and roast it into the oven or onto the grill; cover with the grilled radicchio and top with mozzarella.
Bake and finish the dish
Bake bread slices for a few minutes to melt mozzarella, sprinkle with freshly ground black pepper and serve immediately
75 minutes 7 ingredients 435 kCal
180 minutes 7 ingredients 364 kCal