1 baguette, sliced in about one-half to one inch pieces
tomatoes of your choice (we used cherry tomatoes)
fresh basil, julienned
parmesan cheese, grated
Here’s what you do: put your oven on broil. Then, cut up your baguette. Melt butter and add in minced garlic. You can do this at whatever intervals and amounts you want – we love garlic, so we used about a one-to-one ratio (I know, call us crazy.)
Smear that onto each piece of bread, then toast until just crispy and browning, about five or so minutes (but watch the bread because it can burn quickly!)
Meanwhile chop your tomatoes (in quarters or bite-size pieces) and julienne your basil. When the bread comes out of the oven, top each piece with some tomato, basil, and a sprinkle of parmesan cheese. Drizzle the whole thing with balsamic vinegar, and you’ve got an impressive looking, vegetable touting appetizer to eat while you wait for dinner to be ready!