If there are kids in the kitchen who want to help out, you can ditch the knives for this easy appetizer; just rip the tomatoes and basil with your hands. The tomato mixture can also be tossed with pasta to make a fresh sauce.From the book "Lucinda's Rustic Italian Kitchen," by Lucinda Scala Quinn (Wiley).

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Ingredients

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Directions

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  • Preheat the oven to 450 degrees Fahrenheit. Set the oven rack in the top part of the oven.

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  • 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.

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10/16/2010
I thought that this was good. Too much salt- next time i'll put in less but otherwise super easy to prepare and yummy.