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This wonderful delight makes a great appetizer! In summertime we share this with our guests when the vine-ripened tomatoes from the vineyard garden come in!

10-12 Fresh garden ripe tomatoes
4 Garlic cloves finely minced
2 Tablespoons minced shallots
1/2 Cup fresh basil leaves
2 Tablespoons balsamic vinegar
1/4 Cup extra virgin olive oil
Salt & coarsely ground black pepper
8 Thick slices of crusty country bread

Cut the fresh garden tomatoes into 1/4 inch dices & place in a bowl. Toss with the minced garlic & shallots.
Chop the fresh basil coarsely & add to the tomatoes.
Add the balsamic vinegar, salt, pepper, and olive oil.
Toast the crusty bread & cut in half. Spoon the tomato mixture over the bread & serve immediately!
Makes 8 portions

Recommended wine: Any Dunning Vineyards wine!