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Caprese Bruschetta USDA Recipe for Family Child Care Center

Caprese refers to the use of mozzarella, tomatoes, and basil in this recipe. Bruschetta refers to the use of toasted bread as the base for the toppings. It sounds fancy, but it’s really quite easy to put together.
CACFP CREDITING INFORMATION
½ cup vegetable
1 oz eq grains
Source
Team Nutrition CACFP Easy Recipe Project
TeamNutrition.USDA.gov
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Prep Time 20 mins
Cook Time 8 mins
Total Time 28 mins

Ingredients
 

  • 3 cups Tomatoes, fresh, ¼ diced (gently wash tomatoes under running water before cutting)
  • ½ tsp Garlic, fresh, minced
  • 2 Tbsp Basil, fresh, chopped (gently wash basil under running water before cutting)
  • 1 Tbsp Balsamic vinegar
  • 1 tsp Olive oil, extra virgin
  • ¼ tsp Salt, table
  • ¼ cup Mozzarella, finely shredded, low-moisture, part-skim, reduced-fat
  • 3 (at least 56 g or 2 oz each) - Sandwich thins, whole-wheat

Quantity
 

  • 3 cups Tomatoes, fresh, ¼ diced (gently wash tomatoes under running water before cutting)
  • ½ tsp Garlic, fresh, minced
  • 2 Tbsp Basil, fresh, chopped (gently wash basil under running water before cutting)
  • 1 Tbsp Balsamic vinegar
  • 1 tsp Olive oil, extra virgin
  • ¼ tsp Salt, table
  • ¼ cup Mozzarella, finely shredded, low-moisture, part-skim, reduced-fat
  • 3 (at least 56 g or 2 oz each) - Sandwich thins, whole-wheat

Ingredients
 

  • 3 cups Tomatoes, fresh, ¼ diced (gently wash tomatoes under running water before cutting)
  • ½ tsp Garlic, fresh, minced
  • 2 Tbsp Basil, fresh, chopped (gently wash basil under running water before cutting)
  • 1 Tbsp Balsamic vinegar
  • 1 tsp Olive oil, extra virgin
  • ¼ tsp Salt, table
  • ¼ cup Mozzarella, finely shredded, low-moisture, part-skim, reduced-fat
  • 3 (at least 56 g or 2 oz each) - Sandwich thins, whole-wheat

Quantity
 

  • 3 cups Tomatoes, fresh, ¼ diced (gently wash tomatoes under running water before cutting)
  • ½ tsp Garlic, fresh, minced
  • 2 Tbsp Basil, fresh, chopped (gently wash basil under running water before cutting)
  • 1 Tbsp Balsamic vinegar
  • 1 tsp Olive oil, extra virgin
  • ¼ tsp Salt, table
  • ¼ cup Mozzarella, finely shredded, low-moisture, part-skim, reduced-fat
  • 3 (at least 56 g or 2 oz each) - Sandwich thins, whole-wheat
*See Marketing Guide

Ingredients
 

  • 3 cups Tomatoes, fresh, ¼ diced (gently wash tomatoes under running water before cutting)
  • ½ tsp Garlic, fresh, minced
  • 2 Tbsp Basil, fresh, chopped (gently wash basil under running water before cutting)
  • 1 Tbsp Balsamic vinegar
  • 1 tsp Olive oil, extra virgin
  • ¼ tsp Salt, table
  • ¼ cup Mozzarella, finely shredded, low-moisture, part-skim, reduced-fat
  • 3 (at least 56 g or 2 oz each) - Sandwich thins, whole-wheat

Quantity
 

  • 3 cups Tomatoes, fresh, ¼ diced (gently wash tomatoes under running water before cutting)
  • ½ tsp Garlic, fresh, minced
  • 2 Tbsp Basil, fresh, chopped (gently wash basil under running water before cutting)
  • 1 Tbsp Balsamic vinegar
  • 1 tsp Olive oil, extra virgin
  • ¼ tsp Salt, table
  • ¼ cup Mozzarella, finely shredded, low-moisture, part-skim, reduced-fat
  • 3 (at least 56 g or 2 oz each) - Sandwich thins, whole-wheat
*See Marketing Guide

Ingredients
 

  • 3 cups Tomatoes, fresh, ¼ diced (gently wash tomatoes under running water before cutting)
  • ½ tsp Garlic, fresh, minced
  • 2 Tbsp Basil, fresh, chopped (gently wash basil under running water before cutting)
  • 1 Tbsp Balsamic vinegar
  • 1 tsp Olive oil, extra virgin
  • ¼ tsp Salt, table
  • ¼ cup Mozzarella, finely shredded, low-moisture, part-skim, reduced-fat
  • 3 (at least 56 g or 2 oz each) - Sandwich thins, whole-wheat

Quantity
 

  • 3 cups Tomatoes, fresh, ¼ diced (gently wash tomatoes under running water before cutting)
  • ½ tsp Garlic, fresh, minced
  • 2 Tbsp Basil, fresh, chopped (gently wash basil under running water before cutting)
  • 1 Tbsp Balsamic vinegar
  • 1 tsp Olive oil, extra virgin
  • ¼ tsp Salt, table
  • ¼ cup Mozzarella, finely shredded, low-moisture, part-skim, reduced-fat
  • 3 (at least 56 g or 2 oz each) - Sandwich thins, whole-wheat
*See Marketing Guide

Ingredients
 

  • 3 cups Tomatoes, fresh, ¼ diced (gently wash tomatoes under running water before cutting)
  • ½ tsp Garlic, fresh, minced
  • 2 Tbsp Basil, fresh, chopped (gently wash basil under running water before cutting)
  • 1 Tbsp Balsamic vinegar
  • 1 tsp Olive oil, extra virgin
  • ¼ tsp Salt, table
  • ¼ cup Mozzarella, finely shredded, low-moisture, part-skim, reduced-fat
  • 3 (at least 56 g or 2 oz each) - Sandwich thins, whole-wheat

Quantity
 

  • 3 cups Tomatoes, fresh, ¼ diced (gently wash tomatoes under running water before cutting)
  • ½ tsp Garlic, fresh, minced
  • 2 Tbsp Basil, fresh, chopped (gently wash basil under running water before cutting)
  • 1 Tbsp Balsamic vinegar
  • 1 tsp Olive oil, extra virgin
  • ¼ tsp Salt, table
  • ¼ cup Mozzarella, finely shredded, low-moisture, part-skim, reduced-fat
  • 3 (at least 56 g or 2 oz each) - Sandwich thins, whole-wheat
*See Marketing Guide

Instructions
 

  • Wash hands with soap and water for at least 20 seconds.
  • Preheat oven to 350 °F.
  • In a medium bowl, stir together tomatoes, garlic, basil, balsamic vinegar, olive oil, salt, and mozzarella cheese. Set aside. Keep cold at 40 °F or lower (see notes).
  • Separate sandwich thins and place both halves on a baking sheet. Bake for about 6–8 minutes or until toasted.
  • Place ½ cup tomato mixture on each toasted half.
  • Serve 1 piece. Serve immediately, or keep tomato mixture cold at 40 °F or lower.

Nutrition INFORMATION

Nutrition Facts
Caprese Bruschetta USDA Recipe for Family Child Care Center
Amount Per Serving (1 piece Caprese Bruschetta)
Calories 115 Calories from Fat 18
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 2g3%
Saturated Fat 1g6%
Cholesterol 2mg1%
Sodium 219mg10%
Total Carbohydrates 20g7%
Dietary Fiber 2g8%
Total Sugars 5g6%
Protein 5g10%
Calcium 22mg2%
Iron 1mg6%
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*Marketing Guide
The CHEF TIPS:

  • Contains milk (mozzarella cheese) and wheat (sandwich thins). Sandwich thins can be a hidden source of common allergens which include, milk, peanuts, tree nuts, eggs, fish, shellfish, soy, wheat, and sesame.
  • Sesame can appear as an ingredient in foods where it might not be expected (sandwich thins) and may be included in ingredient statements as “spice” or “flavoring.”
  • If not serving immediately, store sandwich thins and tomato mixture separately. Keep tomato mixture cold at 40 °F or lower.
  • The symbol indicates the recipe is whole grain-rich.
  • Creditable grains contribution calculated using the Recipe Analysis Workbook, Method A.

Yield / Volume