This yummy vegetarian appetizer is perfect for a party or get-together!
The Olive Garden
4 roma tomatoes, diced
2 garlic cloves, chopped
1 garlic clove, cut in half
salt and black pepper to taste
10 medium fresh basil leaves, chopped
4 Tbsp extra virgin olive oil
one loaf sliced Italian bread
- Combine diced tomatoes and chopped garlic in a mixing bowl. Season with salt and pepper to taste. Add half of chopped basil and all of the extra virgin olive oil.
- Slice the bread loaf into desired amount of slices and grill or broil to crisp.
- Rub bread with cut half of garlic clove to infuse with flavor.
- Pour tomato mixture in a bowl and garnish with remaining chopped basil, or top each bread slice with tomato mixture. (Serve immediately if the latter is chosen.)