Bruschetta with Tomatoes


2-4 medium tomatoes, chopped

a few leaves fresh basil, torn

salt and pepper

8 slices crusty bread

2-3 cloves garlic, peeled and cut in half ( or garlic powder)

6 Tbsp. olive oil


Place the chopped tomatoes and torn fresh basil with their juice in a small bowl.  Season with salt and pepper, and stir in basil.  Allow to stand for 10 minutes.

Toast or grill the bread until it is crisp on both sides. Rub on side of each piece of toast with the cut garlic ( or sprinkle with garlic powder).  Arrange on platter, sprinkle with olive oil.  Spoon on the chopped tomato mixture and serve!


Optional- add a slice of cheese (Provolone, Mozzarella) to toast,  warm on grill enough to soften cheese before arranging on platter.