These are an all time favorite of mine!
1 french baguette, sliced at an angle
3-4 tomatoes, diced
3/4 c. basil, chopped (purple basil works great too and has beautiful presentation)
1 lg. clove garlic, minced
1/4 c. extra virgin olive oil
2-3 tbsp. aged balsamic vinegar
parmesan, freshly grated
Preheat oven to 350 F. Very lightly brush baguette slices with oil on the tops. Sprinkle a tiny amount of parmesan on all the slices and bake 3-5 minutes. In a large bowl, combine tomatoes, basil, garlic, oil, balsamic and salt to taste. Mix gently. Spoon tomato mixture on the hot sliced baguette and serve right away!