½smallwhite or purple onion (optional)finely chopped
2teaspoonsgarlicvery finely chopped or crushed
salt & pepperto taste
extra basil leavesto garnish
Preheat oven to 355 degrees Fahrenheit (180 degrees Celsius).
Lay the slices (approximately 8) of continental loaf on a baking tray.
Mix the olive oil with the garlic, salt & pepper.
Brush the olive oil mixture over the slices of bread.
Bake for approximately 10 minutes, or until golden brown.
While bread is baking, mix chopped tomatoes with finely chopped basil leaves and onion.
Remove garlicky bread from oven and scoop a large spoonful of the tomato, basil, and onion mixture onto each slice.
Garnish with a basil leaf.
Serve immediately (so that the tomato juices don't start to soften the bread).
Note: The onion is optional in this recipe. For some, the flavor of raw onion is too strong. If that is the case, adjust the quantity to suit you/ your guests. On the flip side, I love onion, so tend to use a whole one.
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