I love bruschetta (properly pronounced bru-sketta) and since I happen to have an over abundance of tomatoes and basil at my house (in case you couldn't tell) I decided to whip some up for y'all. This is seriously one of the simplest appetizers you can make and it is fresh, healthy and delicious.
2 cups tomato, chopped
1/2 cup sweet onion, minced
1 Tbsp olive oil, plus extra for spritzing bread
1 tsp minced garlic
8 medium to large basil leaves, chopped
French bread loaf, cut into 1/2 inch slices
salt and pepper
Combine tomato, onion, olive oil garlic and basil in a bowl and toss. Salt and pepper to taste. Set the oven to broil on low. spray the top side of the french bread with olive oil and dust it with the granulated garlic, salt and pepper. Broil until toast turns a medium golden brown. Flip each piece and repeat with the olive oil, garlic, salt and pepper. Broil until it turns a medium golden brown. Remove from oven and serve alongside the bruschetta.
NOTE** If you want your toast more traditional, instead of using the granulated garlic, take a fresh garlic clove and rub it on one side of the bread after toasting.