Kick french bread up a notch by adding the fresh and tangy Mediterranean flavors of this delicious tomato mixture. It works well with tapas, or as an appetizer or side.
tomatoes on the vine (8 small or 4 large), roughly chopped
2 garlic cloves, sliced
lemon rind, grated
lemon juice from half a lemon
1 tablespoon olive oil
salt & pepper
Rinse tomatoes with fresh, cold water.
Add tomatoes, garlic, lemon rind, and a touch of salt to a sauce pan, cover, and cook on medium-low for five minutes.
While tomatoes are cooking, preheat oven 400F and slice up french bread.
Toast bread for 8 minutes turning over halfway through cooking.
After tomatoes have cooked for five minutes add olive oil and lemon juice.
Turn up heat to medium-heat and cook for 8 minutes to thicken and cook off juices.
Spoon tomatoes onto bread, top with fresh ground cracked pepper, and serve hot.