Does anyone really need a recipe for something that’s just simple, good ingredients combined into a classic? You truly can’t go wrong so just consider this a reminder to make a batch of this tomato-y, garlicky, basiliciousness!
- Fresh Italian Bread
- Tomatoes, 6 to 8 medium
- Garlic, 3 or 4 cloves
- Red Onion, about 1/3 cup when diced
- Fresh Basil, 1/4 to 1/3 cup when snipped
- Olive Oil, 2 to 3 tablespoons plus more for brushing the bread
- Balsamic Vinegar (or Lemon Juice) 2 tablespoons
- Salt and Black Pepper
Just before serving, turn on the broiler. Arrange bread slices on a baking pan and brush them generously with olive oil. Toast under the broiler for a just a minute or two. Don’t do what I did…get busy doing something else and forgetting the bread until the whole kitchen smells like burnt toast.