Summer Tomato and Nectarine Bruschetta

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Sometimes the perfect summer dish doesn’t need flaming hot grills or long roasting times. Here is a new favorite appetizer perfect for a summer evening. I love visiting my local farmers’ markets and finding the freshest ingredients of the season, and here I top crispy baguette slices with juicy tomatoes and chunks of sweet nectarine. Drizzle some olive oil and vinegar, tear a few basil leaves (fresh from the garden!) , and you’re good to go. Without bread, this is a great standalone salad!

Ingredients

  • 2-3 tomatoes seeded and chopped

  • 1 nectarine chopped

  • 1 large garlic clove chopped finely

  • 1/3 cup fresh basil leaves chopped

  • 1/4 cup olive oil

  • 2 tsp balsamic vinegar

  • salt and pepper to taste

  • chopped chives to garnish

  • baguette cut into 1/2 inch pieces, toasted

Directions

  1. Mix all ingredients (chopped tomatoes, nectarine, garlic, olive oil, vinegar, basil, salt and pepper) in a medium sized bowl.

  2. Slice baguette and toast in the oven. Arrange bread on a plate, and top with tomato mixture.

  3. Sprinkle chives on top, and it’s ready to serve!

  4. Eat right away, so the bread doesn’t get too soggy.

    Enjoy!