Absolutely fabulous with freshly baked French bread!
Source: adapted from Gooseberry Patch Celebrate Winter Cookbook
8-oz. loaf French bread (baguette)
1 clove garlic, peeled
4 plum tomatoes, chopped
1/8 t. pepper
2 T. olive oil
1/3 c. purple onion, chopped
3 T. fresh basil or oregano, chopped
1/2 c. Parmesan cheese, freshly grated
Cut bread into 1/2"-thick slices; brush both sides lightly with olive oil. Place in a single layer on an ungreased baking sheet. Bake in a 425 degree oven about 5 minutes, or until crisp and light brown, turning once. Rub with cut garlic.
Combine all remaining ingredients except cheese to make tomato topping. Spread each slice with tomato topping and sprinkle with cheese. Return to oven and bake 2-3 minutes longer, or until cheese melts.