Preparation time: 30 minutes or less
5 A Day servings: 1
1½ tablespoons olive oil
1 clove garlic, crushed
1 tablespoon finely minced fresh basil
8 ¾ inch slices, crusty hearth style bread
16-24 fresh basil leaves, enough to cover bread slices
4 red-ripe, medium tomatoes, stem end removed
Fresh ground black pepper
- Gently heat oil and garlic in small skillet over MEDIUM heat. Add minced basil and stir well. Remove from heat, allow to cool.
- Lightly toast slices of bread and brush lightly with flavored, cooled oil. Place oil-side up and layer with fresh basil leaves, about 2 or three per toast.
- Slice tomatoes and arrange slices over basil leaves. Sprinkle with optional salt and a grinding of fresh black pepper. Serve immediately.