The absolute best way to use up those beautiful summer tomatoes and fresh basil. This recipe has very few ingredients and is easy to whip up for an appetizer, afternoon snack or side dish.
Preheat oven to 350°
Slice baguette on an angle in 1/2" slices.
Brush or drizzle 3 Tablespoons oil over sliced bread and place on a baking sheet. Toast in the oven for about 7-10 minutes until golden brown.
In a medium bowl, mix gently together the tomatoes, basil, 1 Tablespoon olive oil, garlic, salt and pepper. Transfer to a serving bowl. This can sit in the refrigerator for a couple hours before serving.
Arrange toasted bread on a serving platter with the tomato mixture.
These measurements do not need to be exact. Just dump the ingredients in a bowl and adjust the amounts to your taste or what you have on hand.
Use your very best Olive oil for this recipe. Since the oil will be "raw" you want the best tasting.