Tomato-Basil Bruschetta

Ingredients:

36 1/2" thick slices day old baguette bread
4 garlic cloves, cut in half
4 Tbsp. extra-virgin olive oil
to taste salt and pepper
6 Roma tomatoes, cored and diced
3 garlic cloves, finely chopped
5 basil leaves, chopped
1 tsp. olive oil

Directions:

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