1 tsp salt (or less to taste)
1 tsp pepper
2 tbsp basil (preferably fresh)
1/2 tsp minced garlic (more if desired)
2 large chopped tomatoes
1/2 cup extra virgin olive oil
- First, remove the juice and seeds from the inside of the tomatoes. It will be juicy enough with the olive oil.
- Chop the tomatoes, set aside.
- Mix salt, pepper, basil, garlic, and extra virgin olive oil.
- Pour the mixture over the tomatoes.
Toss tomatoes to make sure they are all coated, and let stand in the refrigerator for at least 1 hour to let the flavors blend. \
This is great to go on Italian breads, including garlic bread. It's wonderful with some Parmesan or mozzarella cheese sprinkled on top. Bruschetta is a great appetizer or side dish to go along with all of your Italian favorites.