Ingredients for sauce:
12-14 ripe plum tomatoes, fresh from the garden, diced into bite-sized pieces
2 tablespoons minced garlic
2 tablespoons minced shallots
1 cup fresh basil leaves, coarsely chopped
1 teaspoon fresh lemon juice
Salt and coarsely ground black pepper to taste
1/3 cup extra virgin olive oil
Combine these ingredients together in a bowl and set aside.
Prepare the bread:
1/4 cup extra virgin olive oil
3 cloves garlic, slivered
thickly-sliced rustic bread
Heat the olive oil in a small skillet. Saute the garlic until golden, 2-3 minutes. Throw away the garlic and keep the oil. Toast the bread in the garlic oil then cut each slice in half. Top with room-temperature sauce.
You can also sprinkle this with a bit of parmesan and pop it in the oven for a couple of minutes until it’s hot and toasty.