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Mixed Tomato Brushetta


1 baguette
3 tablespoons olive oil, divided use
1 1/2-2 pounds assorted tomatoes (preferably a mix of colors), diced
2 garlic clove, minced
Coarse salt and freshly ground pepper, to taste
2 tablespoons fresh basil leaves, chiffonade cut
Balsamic vinegar for drizzling


  1. Preheat broiler on high.
  2. Slice the baguette into ¼ – ½ inch thick slices.
  3. Drizzle with olive oil.
  4. Toast bread in broiler until top is golden brown, watching closely to avoid burning, about 2 minutes.
  5. Combine tomatoes, garlic, 2 tablespoons oil, and salt & pepper to taste.
  6. Spoon tomato mixture over toasted bread.
  7. Add basil and drizzle over the top with balsamic vinegar.

Makes about 24 slices