1 loaf French bread (about 10 inches long)
3 to 4 tablespoons olive oil
1 pint grape tomatoes (2 cups)
1/4 loosely packed cup chopped fresh basil
1/4 cup chopped scallions, green parts
1 tablespoon chopped fresh oregano
2 medium-size cloves garlic, crushed in a garlic
1/4 teaspoon kosher salt
Freshly ground black pepper
1/4 cup or more shredded Parmesan cheese
Preheat the broiler.
Cut the ends off the French bread, then cut the rest of the loaf into 1/4-inch
crosswise slices. You should have about 36.
Place the bread slices on a rimmed baking sheet and brush them with 2 to 3
tablespoons of olive oil. Broil the bread until lightly browned, 1
to 2 minutes (you do not need to turn it).
Remove the baking sheet from the oven and set aside.
Chop the tomatoes into 1/4-inch pieces and place them in a colander to drain
off as much liquid as possible. Place the chopped tomato pulp in a mixing
bowl and add a tablespoon of olive oil and the basil, scallions, oregano, garlic,
and salt. Stir to combine, then season with pepper to taste.
To serve, place a teaspoonful of the tomato mixture on top of each round of
bread and top it with some Parmesan. Carefully transfer the brushetta
to a serving platter and serve.
Recipe courtesy 'What Can I Bring? Cookbook'
by Anne Byrn