Spice up your traditional bruschetta recipe with this delicious and easy to make Calabrian twist. The thinly sliced baguette is smeared with spicy homemade Calabrian butter and toasted to golden brown perfection, taking this recipe to the next level. I literally could eat the entire plate because they are so good.

To start, the thinly sliced baguette is smeared with the most delicious spicy Calabrian butter, then seared to golden-brown perfection in the pan. Topped with a combination of fresh cherry tomatoes, creamy mozzarella pearls, fresh herbs, finely diced garlic and seasonings, you’re going to LOVE this recipe. This literally might be the only way I ever eat bruschetta again.

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Tips to Make Perfect Spicy Bruschetta

Be sure to use room temperature salted butter when making this recipe. The soft room temperature butter is much easier to work with than cold butter.

You’ll also want to make sure to use Delallo Food’s chopped Calabrian chili peppers. They are spicy and delicious.

When preparing the basil, remove the leaves from the stem and stack them in a small pile on top of each other. Roll the leaves into a tight roll, then thinly slice them. This technique is known as chiffonade.

Only add the tomato mozzarella mixture to the baguettes once you are ready to serve them. Otherwise, the juices can make the bread soggy which is never as good. Option to make this dish ahead of time. Just keep the toasted baguettes and the tomato mixture in separate containers until ready to use. The tomato mixture should be refrigerated.

Bruschetta with Spicy Toasted Calabrian Butter Baguettes – Healthyish Foods

Ingredients Needed for Bruschetta with Spicy Toasted Calabrian Butter Baguettes

Baguette – You’ll need one thinly sliced French baguette for this recipe. Each piece should be about ½ -inch thick. You’ll need 12 slices for this recipe.

Calabrian Butter – Combine ¼ cup salted butter with 2 teaspoons of Delallo Food’s chopped Calabrian chili peppers. Mix in a food processor until well combined.

Tomato Mixture – You’ll combine halved or quartered cherry tomatoes, halved pearl mozzarella, finely diced garlic, dried oregano, salt, black pepper, basil chiffonade, and olive oil in a mixing bowl. Gently toss until well combined.

Bruschetta with Spicy Toasted Calabrian Butter Baguettes – Healthyish Foods

How to Make Bruschetta with Spicy Toasted Calabrian Butter Baguettes

Make the Tomato Salad Mixture  

Combine halved or quartered cherry tomatoes, halved pearl mozzarella, very finely diced garlic, dried oregano, salt, black pepper, basil chiffonade, and olive oil in a medium sized mixing bowl. Gently toss until well combined. Cover and refrigerate until ready to use.  

Make the Calabrian Butter

Combine the room temperature salted butter and chopped Calabrian chili peppers in a food processor. Buzz until well combined. Set aside.

Prepare the French Baguette

Thinly slice one loaf of French baguette. You’ll want each slice to be about 1/2-inch thick. Add a thin layer of Calabrian chili butter to one side of each slice of baguette. You’ll need 12 slices for this recipe.

Heat a non-stick skillet over medium high heat. Add the buttered baguette to the hot pan, buttered side down. Sear for 2-3 minutes or until the baguettes are golden brown. Carefully remove the hot baguettes from the pan.

Assemble the Dish

Add the toasted baguettes to a platter. Top each baguette with the tomato and mozzarella mixture and a pinch of extra basil chiffonade. Serve and enjoy.

Storage

Baguettes that have the tomato salad on them are best enjoyed immediately. Otherwise, store the toasted baguettes and tomato salad in separate containers. The tomato mozzarella salad should be in an airtight container and refrigerated.

Bruschetta with Spicy Toasted Calabrian Butter Baguettes – Healthyish Foods

Spicy Bruschetta with Toasted Calabrian Butter Baguettes

Spice up your traditional bruschetta recipe with this delicious and easy to make Calabrian twist. The thinly sliced banquette is smeared with spicy homemade Calabrian butter and toasted to golden brown perfection, which tastes this recipe to the next level.
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Ingredients

  • 1 French baguette, 12 thin slices, ½-inch thick
  • ¼ cup salted butter, room temperature
  • 2 teaspoons Calabrian chili peppers, chopped and jarred
  • 1 cup cherry tomatoes, halved or quartered
  • ¾ cup mozzarella pearls, halved
  • 1-2 teaspoons garlic, finely diced
  • 2 teaspoons olive oil
  • 2-3 tablespoons basil, chiffonade
  • 1 teaspoon dried oregano
  • pinch salt, to taste
  • pinch black pepper, to taste

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Instructions 

How to Make Bruschetta with Spicy Toasted Calabrian Butter Baguettes

    Make the Tomato Mixture

    • Combine halved or quartered cherry tomatoes, halved pearl mozzarella, very finely diced garlic, dried oregano, salt, black pepper, basil chiffonade, and olive oil in a medium sized mixing bowl. Gently toss until well combined. Cover and refrigerate until ready to use.

    Make the Butter

    • Combine the room temperature salted butter and chopped Calabrian chili peppers in a food processor. Buzz until well combined. Set aside.

    Prepare the French Baguette

    • Thinly slice one loaf of French Baguette. Add a thin layer of Calabrian chili butter to one side of each slice of baguette.
    • Heat a non-stick skillet over medium high heat. Add the buttered baguette to the hot pan, buttered side down. Sear for 2-3 minutes or until the baguettes are golden brown. Remove the baguettes from the pan.

    Assemble the Dish

    • Add the toasted baguettes to a platter. Top each baguette with the tomato and mozzarella mixture and a pinch of extra basil chiffonade. Serve and enjoy.

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    Nutrition

    Serving: 1baguette with toppings, Calories: 113kcal, Carbohydrates: 11g, Protein: 3g, Fat: 6g, Saturated Fat: 3g, Polyunsaturated Fat: 0.5g, Monounsaturated Fat: 2g, Trans Fat: 0.2g, Cholesterol: 12mg, Sodium: 214mg, Potassium: 61mg, Fiber: 1g, Sugar: 1g, Vitamin A: 201IU, Vitamin C: 3mg, Calcium: 51mg, Iron: 1mg