1 23 oz jar Muir Glen Organic Diced Plum Tomatoes, drained
2 tablespoons fresh basil leaves, chopped
4 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil
2 cloves garlic
1 baguette, sliced and toasted
2 tablespoons romano or parmesan cheese, grated
grind black pepper, freshly ground
Simple, elegant and so flavorful, this appetizer is ready to serve in about 10 minutes.
Preparation & Directions
Slice baguette into 1/2" slices, drizzle with 2 tablespoons olive oil and lightly toast. Rub each piece of toast with raw garlic and set aside.
Drain tomatoes (save the juice for another use, like soup). In medium bowl, mix tomatoes, basil and 2 tablespoons olive oil. Season to taste with salt and freshly ground black pepper.
Spoon mixture onto toasted, garlic-rubbed bread slices.
Sprinkle with grated romano cheese. Serve immediately.
This recipe is also wonderful with diced fire roasted Muir Glen Organic tomatoes!