There are some things that you long for all year long. One of those, for me at least, is the standard and basic bruschetta with tomatoes, basil, and fresh mozzarella. Three ingredients that will forever be linked and delicious - on bread, pasta, alone, whatever. Enhanced by only really good olive oil and a little sea salt. Also, I found buffalo mozzarella and Trader Joe's for $5 for a 7 ounce ball, which seemed pretty reasonable compared to what I have seen elsewhere. Buffalo mozzarella is a totally different experience, thanks to the incredibly high fat content in buffalo milk - 6.9% compared to 3.7% for the standard Holstein cow. It had an incredibly rich and mouth-filling taste and texture - truly delicious!
Does bruschetta even need a recipe? I don't think so. Toast or grill a piece of good bread - ciabatta is especially well-suited - drizzle with really good olive oil and add fresh mozz, tomatoes, and basil chiffonade. Sprinkle with sea salt. If desired, place under the broiler for a few seconds to melt the cheese a little.