I sort of made this recipe, which I'd gotten at a cooking class (with Chef Jeff). Didn't measure a thing, used regular tomatoes instead of Roma and a fresh CSA onion instead of the red onion, didn't toast the bread....
But it didn't matter. Because what I ended up with was absolutely, positively what I was hungry for. I'd made some dough from the Artisan Bread in 5 Minutes a Day earlier in the afternoon, so I baked up a loaf of that, and for supper, all I had was fresh, homemade bread mounded with tomato-y goodness.
It was summertime heaven.
(makes 3-4 appetizer servings)
6 Roma tomatoes
1/4 c. diced red onion
1-2 cloves minced garlic
1 tsp. fresh chopped basil (oh, just use LOTS)
3 Tbl. olive oil
salt & pepper to taste
3-4 1/2"-1" slices of fresh Boule bread (French bread may be substituted)
- Remove the stem ends of the tomatoes; cut them in half lengthwise and remove the seeds.
- Dice the tomatoes and place them in a 3-quart mixing bowl. (I'd only use pottery or other non-reactive material because I think the acidic tomato tastes funny otherwise.)
- Add onions, garlic, basil, olive oil, salt and pepper; mix well.
- Serve at room temperature.
- Brush both sides of the bread lightly with olive oil and place on a 1/2 size sheet tray (or cookie sheet.)
- Broil for 2-3 minutes or until slightly golden in color. Repeat procedure so that both sides are lightly toasted.
- Remove from broiler, top with tomato mixture and serve.