The lovely combination of ripe tomatoes, garlic, a bit of lemon and basil make the best little appetizer for any party. This is my go-to when entertaining friends.
1 fresh baguette
2 ripe vine tomatoes, cubed
2 garlic cloves, minced
2 tbsp. red onion, minced
juice from half a lemon
about 4 basil leaves
a pinch of salt and pepper
½ tbsp. olive oil
Preheat a medium sauté pan with the olive oil over medium- high heat.
Meanwhile combine the chopped tomatoes, minced garlic and onion, lemon juice, basil, and salt and pepper. Stir well and set aside so the flavors can marry.
Slice the baguette all the way down into about 2 inch pieces. Place each slice into the heated pan and sear each side until slightly brown, about 1 minute per side.
Remove bread from pan and top with tomato mixture. Serve immediately or store at room temperature until ready to serve.
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