I made this a little while ago for a friend get together. Needless to say, we inhaled the little things pretty quickly. I did find the original recipe a bit dry, so I am adding olive oil in the recipe (the original didn’t have any at all). I am trying to find a way to make the bread a bit more moist still, so if you have any suggestions, I would appreciate your input! I did read somewhere that it is best to prepare the olive mixture a few days ahead to blend the flavors, but it is just as good freshly made.
2 medium tomatoes, chopped
1 small onion, finely chopped
1/4 cup fresh chopped basil leaves
2 Tbsp. Red wine vinegar
3 tbsp Olive oil
1/2 tsp. salt
1/4 tsp freshly group black pepper
1 clove garlic
1 loaf Italian bread (about 14″ long)
In medium bowl, combine olives, tomatoes, onion, basil, vinegar, olive oil, salt and pepper; set aside. Slice bread into 1/2 inch thick slices. Broil bread until golden brown. Rub bread with garlic and top with olive mixture. Sprinkle, if desired, with Parmesan cheese. Makes about 24 servings.