Fresh Tomato Basil and Caper Bruschetta
A simple, yet delicious appetizer that's sure to please even the sophisticated palate.
4 cups tomatoes, peeled, seeded and chopped (about 4 medium)
1/2 cup chopped fresh basil
1/4 cup capers
2 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil
1 loaf French bread, cut into 3/4-inch slices (approximately 16 slices total)
2 large garlic cloves, peeled, cut in half cross-wise
1/2 cup freshly grated Parmesan cheese
- Combine tomatoes, basil, capers and oil in medium bowl; toss gently.
- Preheat broiler. Place bread slices on baking sheet. Lightly toast both sides of bread in broiler until light golden. Rub one side of each toasted bread slice with cut side of garlic.
- Spoon about 1/4 cup tomato mixture over bread slice; sprinkle with cheese.
- Broil for additional 30 seconds or until cheese is melted.
Makes 6 appetizer servings.