This savory appetizer is popular not only because it is easy to make but also because it packs a whallop of flavor. If you can, make this during the summer when tomatoes are at their peak. In addition, it’s a recipe even the youngest members of the family can help to make. Here’s a version that’s sure to become one of your family favorites.
1 lb plum tomatoes, chopped
2 cloves fresh garlic, minced
1 small red onion, minced
1/8 c minced parsley
3 T fresh basil, chopped
¼ t dried oregano
1/4 t sea salt
1/4 t freshly ground black pepper
1/8 c extra-virgin olive oil, plus additional for brushing
4 t balsamic vinegar
1 T red wine vinegar
Half baguette, sliced 1/4 inch thick
- Preheat oven to 400°F.
- Combine tomatoes, garlic, onion, parsley, basil, salt, pepper, olive oil, and vinegars in a large bowl and mix to combine. Let sit 15-30 minutes to allow flavors to combine.
- Place baguette slices on a baking pan in a single layer. Brush lightly with olive oil if desired.
- Bake slices until just golden, remove them from the oven, flip them, and return to the oven until golden. Spoon the tomato mixture on top of each slice of warm toasted bread and serve.