This easy bruschetta recipe makes a great appetizer for any meal and is especially delicious during the summer when tomatoes and basil are in season.
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8ripe medium tomatoes,seeds removed and chopped
1/3cupchopped fresh basil
Kosher salt and black pepper,to taste
1French baguette,cut into 1/2-inch thick slices
Olive oil,for brushing bread
Preheat oven to 450 degrees F.
In a medium bowl, combine the tomatoes, 1 tablespoon olive oil, basil, salt, and pepper. Let sit while you toast the bread.
Place the baguette slices on a large baking sheet. You might need to use two sheets. Brush the tops of the baguette slices with olive oil. Place the baking sheets in the oven and bake until bread slices are toasted, about 5 minutes. Remove from the oven and rub the garlic over the toasted bread, pressing slightly into the bread.
Top each bread slice with tomato basil topping. Season with additional salt and black pepper and balsamic, if desired.
You can also toast the bread slices on the grill outside or on a grill pan.