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!
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
Mix all ingredients (chopped tomatoes, nectarine, garlic, olive oil, vinegar, basil, salt and pepper) in a medium sized bowl.
Slice baguette and toast in the oven. Arrange bread on a plate, and top with tomato mixture.
Sprinkle chives on top, and it’s ready to serve!
Eat right away, so the bread doesn’t get too soggy.