Fresh, chopped tomatoes spooned over warm, crunchy garlic bread can be served as an appetizer or with cocktails.
Preheat the oven to 450 degrees Fahrenheit. Set the oven rack in the top part of the oven.
Place sliced bread on rimmed baking sheets. Cook 10 minutes or until lightly toasted. Flip bread and toast 5 more minutes.
Meanwhile, in a medium-sized bowl, place the olive oil, tomatoes, basil, 3 crushed garlic cloves, salt, and pepper. Stir to combine.
Rub the 3 halved garlic cloves, cut side down, over every piece of toasted bread. Spoon a couple tablespoons of tomato mixture over each piece of toast and serve immediately.