This appetizer combines a versatile pantry staple with fresh, fragrant ingredients for an easy dish everyone will love. It starts with a can of organic diced tomatoes that were picked at peak perfection. Next, garlic, basil, and salt are stirred in before everything is spooned over crunchy slices of bread. The tomatoes would also be a delicious addition to scrambled eggs or cooked quinoa. Just be sure to make the tomato topping in advance (it needs to chill for an hour), that way it’s ready whenever you are.
Yield: 4 servings
Active Time: 20 minutes
1 (15-ounce) can Thrive Market Organic Diced Tomatoes
3 garlic cloves, minced
2 tablespoons Thrive Market Extra Virgin Olive Oil, divided
Zest of half a lemon
½ teaspoon sea salt
¼ teaspoon Thrive Market Whole Black Peppercorns, freshly ground’
6 basil leaves, chiffonade
Half of a french baguette, sliced into ½-inch slices
Add the tomatoes, garlic, 1 tablespoon oil, lemon zest, salt, and pepper to a small bowl; stir to combine. Refrigerate for at least 1 hour.
When ready to serve, slice bread. Drizzle evenly with remaining tablespoon oil on both sides. Heat a grill pan over high heat, then grill each piece of bread for 1 to 2 minutes per side, or until lightly toasted. Top each slice with a spoonful of the tomato topping. Sprinkle with basil just before serving.
Recipe by: Angela Gaines
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