This is one of my favorite foods to serve at a party. It's so easy and everyone loves it! I order it with a bowl of Italian bean soup for dinner when we go out to our favorite restaurant! Yum!
Prep Time 20 minutes
Cook Time 5 minutes
Total Time 25 minutes
- 6 large red ripe tomatoes
- 2 small or one large clove of garlic
- 1/2 cup fresh basil
- 1 Tablespoon EVOO
- 4 ounces goat cheese
- 1 Tablespoon Balsamic Glace White Truffle Optional. I use Colavita.
- salt & pepper to taste
- balsamic reduction I recently discovered the Alessi brand, and they make a wonderful meat marinade, too!
- 1 loaf Italian bread
Chop the garlic very fine in a food processor. Leave in processor.
Cut up tomatoes into bite-sized pieces.
Put 1/2 of tomatoes and 3/4 of basil into food processor along with garlic and chop on pulse. You don't want to completely liquify them.
Add the mixture to the other half of chopped tomatoes.
Add Olive Oil, Balsamic White Truffle Glace, and salt and pepper to taste.
Chop the remaining basil.
Cut thick slices of bread (about 1 inch) and broil for 3 or 4 minutes until lightly brown and crisp.
Place bread on platter and top with tomato mixture, basil and goat cheese crumbles.
Drizzle with Balsamic Reduction.