About this recipe:Slices of bread are brushed with a garlic-infused olive oil, toasted and then topped with a wonderful mixture of chopped tomatoes, garlic, shallots, basil and lemon juice. Enjoy as finger food or a starter.
12 plum tomatoes, chopped
1 tablespoon finely chopped garlic
2 tablespoons finely chopped shallots
40g fresh basil leaves, chopped
1 teaspoon fresh lemon juice
salt to taste
freshly ground black pepper to taste
75ml extra virgin olive oil
3 cloves garlic, thinly sliced
4 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil
450g ciabatta bread, cut into 1.25cm slices
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Method Prep:15min › Cook:7min › Ready in:22min
In a large bowl, toss together the plum tomatoes, finely chopped garlic, shallots, basil, lemon juice, salt, pepper and 75ml olive oil.
Place the finely sliced garlic and 4 tablespoons olive oil in small saucepan over medium heat. Slowly cook and stir 2 to 3 minutes. Discard garlic.
Toast the bread slices, brush with the olive oil heated with garlic. Top slices with the tomato mixture.
I've tried the simple recipe as a starter twice - once for 13 people and then for 4. Worked very well both times and was very well received. Both times I added some parmesan shavings but enhanced the flavour of the mix. - 06 May 2014
Really easy to make with delicious results! I didn't have shallots so I used spring onions instead. I didn't have fresh basil either, but dried basil did the job (though I will try to use fresh next time). Will definitely make this again! - 18 Sep 2012