8 Roma tomatoes, diced
1/3 cup chopped fresh basil
2 cloves garlic, minced
1 tablespoon balsamic vinegar
1 teaspoon olive oil
1/4 teaspoon salt
1/4 teaspoon ground black pepper
parmesan cheese (optional)
1 loaf french bread, sliced and toasted*
In a bowl, toss together the tomatoes, basil, and garlic.
Mix in the balsamic vinegar, olive oil, salt, and black pepper.
Serve on toasted bread slices. Sprinkle with parmesan cheese, if desired.
*Here is how we toast the bread slices:
Brush the bread slices with olive oil. Broil on low until lightly toasted, about 3 minutes.