On the Vine Tomato-Basil Bruschetta

Serves 36

Works as both an appetizer and a side dish.

Ingredients:

1 baguette, cut into 36 slices
3 cloves garlic, finely chopped
5 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil
Salt, to taste
Pepper, to taste
6 on the vine tomatoes, cored and diced
5 basilleaves, chopped

Directions:

  1. Preheat grill or grill pan. Evenly brush 4 tablespoons olive oil on both sides of sliced bread, sprinkle with salt and pepper and place on grill.
  2. Toast both sides of bread in the oven until lightly toasted.
  3. Cut tomatoes in half length-wise, remove the core, and dice into small 1/4-inch cubes. In a bowl, add the tomatoes, chopped garlic, basil, 1 tablespoon olive oil, and salt.
  4. Lightly toss until ingredients are well incorporated. Cover and refrigerate for an hour to let flavors combine. Spoon onto bruschetta and serve.