This flavorful recipe makes an excellent appetizer or light entrĂ©e.
- 12 fresh basil leaves
- 2 cups Roma tomatoes, seeded and chopped
- 2 Tbsp. balsamic vinegar
- Salt and pepper to taste
- 3 Tbsp. olive oil
- 3 cloves garlic, minced
- 1 loaf French baguette or crusty bread
Preheat oven to 425Â° F. Stack the basil leaves on top of each other and roll tightly; slice thinly. In a large bowl, combine chopped tomatoes, basil, balsamic vinegar and minced garlic.
Cut bread at a slight angle into ÂĽâ€ť pieces. Brush with olive oil and place on baking pan. Bake for 5â€“7 minutes until golden brown.
Spoon tomato mixture over bread and serve immediately.