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A simple but satisfying appetizer consisting of garlic bread crostini topped with a combination of fresh tomatoes, garlic, red onion, basil and olive oil.
Prep Time 10 mins
Cook Time 5 mins
Course Appetizer
Cuisine Italian


  • 1 loaf of crusty bread Ciabatta, french or crusty italian
  • 1 tomato diced
  • 1/2 red onion diced
  • 1 bunch of fresh basil chopped (could use dried basil in a pinch
  • 1 clove garlic diced
  • 2 tbsp olive oil extra virgin would be best
  • pinch red pepper flakes
  • Salt and pepper to taste


  • Diced up everything except the bread and combine. Let sit in the fridge for a few hours for the flavors to come together
  • Slice the bread and put on a cookie sheet at 350 degrees for about 5 minutes. Take out and rub bread with a fresh garlic clove and brush with olive oil.
  • Put back in the oven for a minute
  • Serve bread topped with the tomato mixture.