This tasty appetizer is seriously the best tomato crostini that you'll ever have. I'm aware that's quite a bold claim, but am willing to throw it out there because it really is that good!
Keep in mind that while this recipe is extremely easy to make, it does require a couple hours of marinating time so that the flavors can intensify.
Hope you enjoy!
2 lbs ripe tomatoes; cored, seeded, and chopped into small pieces
2 garlic cloves, minced
1 tbsp Italian flat leaf parsley, finely chopped
Sea salt & fresh ground black pepper
3 tbsp good extra virgin olive oil plus more for drizzling
1 tbsp red wine vinegar
1 loaf ciabatta, toasted or grilled, cut into diagonal slices
1/4 cup packed fresh basil leaves, coarsely chopped
Combine tomatoes, garlic, and parsley in a large bowl and season generously with salt & pepper. Add 3 tbsp olive oil & vinegar; toss well to mix. Cover bowl and marinate at room temperature, stirring occasionally for 2-3 hours.
Once the flavors have developed, add basil to tomato mixture and gently toss. Taste, and add more salt & pepper to your liking. Arrange toasted bread on a large platter, spoon tomato mixture on top of each crostini and finish by lightly drizzling a little olive oil all over.
Thanks for reading!