1/8 cup olive oil
1/3 cup fresh basil chopped
3 garlic cloves, minced
5 plum 🍅 tomatoes, seeded, diced
1/4 cup red onion, diced
2 tbs grated Parmesan cheese (optional)
2 tsp balsamic vinegar
1/4 tsp salt & pepper
1 loaf long baguette roll (bread)
In a large bowl, combine all of the ingredients (except the bread) and toss gently. Refrigerate at least 15 minutes to allow flavors to blend.
Pre-heat the broiler (low setting). Place oven rack about 6” from the top. If no low setting is available, place rack about 8” from the top.
Cut bread at a slight angle into 1/2" to 3/4” slices and place on a baking sheet. Drizzle the top of each slice with olive oil and toast under low-heat broiler until lightly browned. Check at 1 minute intervals.
Remove the sheet from the oven and top each slice with the tomato mixture that’s now near room temperature. Place the individual slices on a serving platter and serve promptly.