Fresh Tomato Bruschetta

I used tomatoes that my neighbor had growing in his garden, but any tomato will work with this recipe, just make sure you have enough to equal the amount that 3 regular tomatoes would be. It is an absolute must that your tomatoes be fresh and ripe since they are the star ingredient. You can toast your bread slices, but grilling is even better if possible.

3 medium size tomatoes
1 tablespoon extra virgin olive oil
1 1/2 tablespoons balsamic vinegar
1 heaping tablespoon minced basil
1 medium garlic clove, minced
Grated parmesan cheese
One French baguette, sliced and toasted

Quarter the tomatoes and remove all the seeds. Dice the tomatoe and mix in a bowl with the olive oil, vinegar, basil and garlic. Allow to marinate for at least 30 minutes, but a full hour is even better.

Spoon the tomato mixture over the toasted bread, and sprinkle with parmesan cheese.