½lb.of fresh farm tomatoes or cherry tomatoes halved and diced fine
2tablespoonsfinely chopped green onion
2tablespoonsroasted red pepperschopped, (see below)
3tablespoonschopped pitted olives
2teaspoonsextra virgin olive oilplus more for brushing toasts
Dash of red pepper flakes
Salt and pepper to taste
Crusty breadsliced fairly thin, lightly toasted or grilled and brushed with olive oil
Drain tomatoes of excess moisture Mix all ingredients together, except for bread, in a small bowl. Let sit at room temp for about 30 - 60 minutes to let flavors meld.
Spoon onto toasted, oiled bread slices and serve. Top with goat cheese, thinly sliced Manchego, or fresh baby mozzarella if desired. You can also heat these up until the cheese melts. Serve with a salad for a lovely, light dinner.
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