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Author Notes: As a vegan I am continuously trying to find delicious recipes that my friends and family can eat, but most importantly ENJOY along with me. —xkittenesquex
- 6 roma tomatoes (diced)
- 2 cloves garlic (chopped)
- 2 cloves garlic (peeled)
- 3 tablespoons olive oil
- 2 1/4 teaspoons balsamic vinegar
- 2 tablespoons fresh basil (chopped)
- 1/2 teaspoon kosher salt
- 1/4 teaspoon fresh cracked pepper
- 8 slices fresh italian bread (about 1 inch thick)
- 2 tablespoons grated cheese (parmigiano-reggiano or vegan parm)
- Whisk together chopped garlic, vinegar, salt, pepper, and basil.
- When combined slowly drizzle in oil.
- Add tomatoes and let sit for 20 minutes at room temp.
- Meanwhile back at the bat cave, toast the bread.
- This can be done either in the toaster (if it's got really wide slots) or under the broiler (if using this method watch closely so it doesn't become a brickette).
- When the bread is toasted rub each piece, on one side, with the whole garlic pieces.
- Place the bread on a cookie sheet and top with tomato mixture
- Sprinkle on a little cheese and broil till the cheese melts (you can skip that last broiling bit and it's equally as wonderful).
- Serve immediately and accept compliments.
- This recipe was entered in the contest for Your Best Recipe Using Fresh Basil