posted by Meryl 03-17-102 12:38 PM
makes 6 to 8 servings.
1 French baguette, cut into 1/2 inch thick circles
8 plum tomatoes, diced
1 cup chopped fresh basil
1/2 red onion, minced (optional)
freshly ground black pepper
3 cloves garlic, cut in half
3 Tbsp or so extra virgin olive oil
Preheat oven to 400 degrees F (200 degrees C).
Combine olive oil, tomato, basil, and red onion in a small mixing bowl; stir well. Season with freshly ground black pepper. Set aside.
Arrange bread on a baking sheet. Place in oven, and bake until well toasted on both sides, approximately 5 minutes total baking time. Alternative: Broil until lightly browned. Watch it carefully - It can brown in seconds!
Remove bread from oven, and transfer to a large serving platter. Rub cut side of garlic into the top of each slice of toast; the toast should glisten with the garlic. Spoon the tomato mixture generously onto each slice, and serve.
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