Dice tomatoes and add them to a mixing bowl. Make sure to choose ripe juicy tomatoes.
5-6 Tomatoes, finely chopped
Add thinly sliced leaves of fresh Italian basil.
1/3 Cup Chopped Basil Leaves
Also add some minced garlic to the bowl.
2 Garlic Cloves, minced
Add balsamic vinegar, olive oil, black pepper powder and salt.
1 Teaspoon Olive Oil, 1/2 Teaspoon Black Pepper Powder, 1/2 Teaspoon Salt, or to taste, 1 Tablespoon Balsamic Vinegar
Mix all the ingredients well and let the mixture sit for an hour on the countertop or in the refrigerator, if you have the time. This allows for the all the flavors to blend together.
Slice a French baguette or an Italian bread diagonally into 1/2 inch thick slices.
1 Baguette French Bread or Italian Bread
Brush the bread slices with butter or olive oil. Optionally, you can also add 1/2 teaspoon garlic powder to the butter or oil before brushing it on the bread.
1 Tablespoon Butter (optional), 1/2 Teaspoon Garlic Powder (optional)
Toast or bake the bread slices till they are crispy and golden brown.
Spoon the tomato mixture generously over the toasted bread slices and serve immediately.