Tomato and Parmesan Toasted Baguette

It’s that time of year…the time of year when I have an abundance of tomatoes from my garden. I LOVE tomatoes and this Tomato and Parmesan Toasted Baguette was the perfect way to use them up. It reminds me of my days in Barcelona eating Pan Con Tomate…so delicous.

It uses 4 simple ingredients including tomatoes….

and a baguette.

This is a simple way to use tomatoes and have a great side dish for a pasta meal or any meal for that matter.

Cheesy and delicious!

Ingredients

Small baguette loaf (Trader Joes sells a perfect small loaf which gave me about 8 slices)

3 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil

4 garlic cloves, minced

Shaved parmesan cheese

Directions

  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
  2. Slice the baguette and brush both sides of each piece with olive oil.  Line a baking sheet with slices of bread. Toast in oven.
  3. While the bread is toasting, slice the tomato, mince the garlic and shave the parmesan cheese using a cheese grader (or buy the pre-shaved parmesan cheese).
  4. Use hand to rub minced garlic on one side of each slice of bread with garlic.
  5. Layer each with tomato and a few pieces of shaved parmesan on top of the tomato.  Drizzle olive oil over the assembled pieces of bread.  Bake for five minutes or until the cheese is beginning to melt.

Sprinkle with sea salt and black pepper to taste. Serve warm.

Adapted from Not Without Salt

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