This simple and tasty appetizer is the perfect way to use your tomatoes!
4 tbsp extra-virgin olive oil
2 cloves garlic, thinly sliced
4 large tomatoes, diced
1/4 cup thinly sliced basil
2 tbsp balsamic vinegar
1 tsp kosher salt
Pinch of crushed red pepper flakes
1 large baguette
Extra-virgin olive oil, for brushing
2 cloves garlic, halved
Make marinated tomatoes: Preheat oven to 400°F. In a medium skillet over medium-low heat, heat oil. Add garlic and cook until lightly golden, 2 to 4 minutes, then remove from heat and let cool.
In a large bowl, toss together tomatoes, basil, vinegar, salt and red pepper flakes. Add garlic and oil and toss to combine. Let marinate for 30 minutes.
Meanwhile, toast bread: Brush bread on both sides lightly with oil and place on large baking sheet. Toast bread until golden, 10 to 15 minutes, turning halfway through. Let bread cool for 5 minutes, then rub tops of bread with halved garlic cloves.
Spoon tomatoes on top of bread just before serving.