Yield: 4 Servings
|4 larges||Ripe tomatoes|
|¼ cup||Basil leaves, torn|
|6 slices||Country style bread, cut 1/2\" thick & halved|
|3 larges||Garlic cloves, lightly crushed|
|\N \N||Salt & pepper|
|4 tablespoons||Olive oil|
Wash the tomatoes & cut them in half. Remove as many seeds as possible & dice them. Set them in a small bowl & combine with the basil leaves. Grill or broil the bread slices & turn them so that both sides are light brown. Rub each slice with a garlic clove. Spoon some of the tomato mixture over the bread, sprinkle with the salt & pepper & drizzle with olive oil. Serve immediately. VARIATION: Fettunta co Rucola. Replace the basil with 1 small bunch of arugula, stems removed & leaves finely diced.