(from SallyV’s recipe box)
Prep time: 15 minutes
Cook time: 5 minutes
- 2 T. olive oil
- 5 cloves garlic, minced
- 1 pint red grape tomatoes, halved lengthwise
- 1 pint yellow grape tomatoes, halved lengthwise
- 1 T. Balsamic vinegar
- 16 whole basil leaves (chiffonade)
- Salt and pepper
- 1 baguette
- 8 T. butter
In a small skillet, heat olive oil over medium-high heat. Add garlic and stir, lightly frying for about a minute, removing before the garlic gets too brown (it can be golden.) Pour into a mixing bowl and allow to cool slightly.
Add tomatoes, balsamic, basil, and salt and pepper to the bowl. Toss to combine, then taste and add more basil and salt if needed (don’t over salt, though!) Cover and refrigerate for an hour or two.
Cut the baguette into diagonal slices to allow for the most surface area possible. Melt half the butter in a large skillet and grill half the bread on both sides, making sure they’re nice and buttery. Cook till golden brown on both sides. Repeat with the other half of the butter and the other half of the bread.
To serve, give the tomato mixture a final stir, then spoon generously over the slices of bread. Serve as a first course or appetizer.