Saturday, February 5, 2011



4 ripe medium tomatoes, cored and chopped medium
1/3 c. chopped fresh basil
Salt and Pepper
1 (12" by 5") loaf crusty Italian or French Bread (we used Sourdough), sliced 1" thick
1 garlic clove, peeled and sliced in half
3 T. extra-virgin olive oil


Mix the tomatoes and basil together and season with salt and pepper to taste.  Adjust an oven rack 4" from the broiler element and heat the broiler.  Place the bread on a baking sheet and broil, turning once, until golden brown on both sides, 2-7 minutes.
Rub the garlic clove over one side of the toasted slices and brush with the olive oil.  Drain the tomato-basil mixtures of excess liquid and spoon it over each slice of bread before serving.