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  • Servings: 4
  • Preparation Time: 15


My friend's sister, a judge in Santa Fe who doesn't have the time for complicated recipes made this in the summer with perfect tomatoes. Since those aren't available during the holidays I adapted this recipe and got raves.


  • 6 Tbsp Pine Nuts
  • 8 oz fresh mozzarella
  • 8 oz of finely diced smoked salmon
  • 6 Tbsp olive oil
  • salt and freshly ground pepper
  • 8 slices Italian bread rubbed with garlic clove, lightly toasted on baking sheet
  • fresh basil leaf or chopped chives for garnish


  • 1.Rub 1/2 inch slices of bread with the cut side of garlic.
  • 2. Place on cookie sheet and bake 5 minutes at preheated 350 oven.
  • 3.Toast pine nuts in skillet over medium heat shaking till they're fragrant.
  • 4.Cut mozzarella cut into small dice and put into bowl.
  • 5.Dice smoked salmon and add to bowl.
  • 6.drizzle mozzarella and salmon with olive oil then add salt and pepper to taste.
  • 7.Hold until ready to make bruschetta.
  • 8. Spread the salmon mixture on toasted bread and top with basil leaf or chopped chives.

Author Credit: Linney the Judge in Santa Fe

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