Karry Hosford
4 servings (serving size: 1 toast slice and about 1/3 cup tomato mixture)

Briefly heating the tomatoes intensifies their sweetness while preserving their bright, fresh flavor. Use any variety of small summer tomatoes you find at the market; for a gorgeous look, mix tomato colors and shapes, such as yellow and orange pear tomatoes paired with red grape tomatoes.

How to Make It

Step 1

Combine first 8 ingredients, and let stand 1 hour.

Step 2

Heat a medium nonstick skillet over medium heat. Coat pan with cooking spray. Add tomato mixture, and cook 10 minutes or until thoroughly heated, stirring occasionally. Remove from heat.

Step 3

Heat a grill pan over medium-high heat. Coat pan with cooking spray. Add bread; cook 2 minutes on each side or until toasted. Rub 1 side of each toast piece with the cut sides of garlic clove halves. Serve tomato mixture over toast.

Ratings & Reviews

go to fav when having guests

August 29, 2016
I love how quick and easy this appetizer is to make, and guests always love it.the only gripe is that if I plate it on the bread, it tends to get a bit soggy.I have served warm and cold and love both options.

davidz's Review

March 14, 2013
This recipe turned out pretty good for me. I served this as an appetizer. 10 minutes seemed like a long time to heat the tomato mixture and after 8 minutes my basil was not looking anything like the uncooked basil in photo. The flavor was perfect. The bread grilled in a little olive oil was also very good.

kaxel1075's Review

August 01, 2011
very good, made for a party but used small pieces of french bread which i grilled also.

cookinfabulous's Review

January 02, 2009
This was a great way to use up a ton of grape tomatoes from our garden. I preferred to blanch the tomatoes first to remove the skins (they separate right in the pan and I just pull them out with a fork). Delicious, would be great appetizer for company.