So delicious with some good bread. You can’t beat this dish made with fresh summer tomatoes for appetizers or a side dish. It’s sure to be a hit wherever you serve it.
Tomatoes – can be made with cherry tomatoes 2 pints, (beautiful if you use different colors of the cherry tomatoes OR use 5-6 medium to large tomatoes
1 tablespoon balsamic vinegar
Sweet Basil Leaves, about 16 leaves (may need more after tasting), cut into chiffonade
Small red onion, finely minced
5-6 garlic cloves, finely minced or pressed through garlic press
Salt & pepper to taste
1 loaf of crusty bread or a baguette
How Do I Make It
If using cherry tomatoes cut them in half
If using large tomatoes dice
Add tomatoes, basil, onion, garlic, balsamic vinegar, and salt & pepper to a bowl. Taste to adjust the seasoning. May need more basil or salt.
Cut the bread into diagonal slices and top liberally with olive oil
Grill the bread on both sides until toasty
To serve top the crusty bread with the tomato mixture.