Summertime bruschetta


16 fresh ripe plum tomatoes, very finely diced
4 tbsp finely minced garlic
1 cup coarsely chopped fresh basil
1/2 cup finely chopped italian parsley
2 tbsp fresh lemon juice
pinch crushed red pepper flakes
Salt and freshly ground pepper
thirty-two 1/4″-thick slices french or italian baguette
6 garlic cloves, cut in half

How to prepare

1. In a lg mixing bowl, combine the tomato, minced garlic, basil, parsley, lemon juice, red pepper flakes, and salt and pepper to taste. Toss very well and set aside for at least 3 hours
2. Just before serving, toast the bread and rub on one side with the cut sides of the garlic cloves. Place a small bowl in the center of a serving platter. Fill the bowl with the tomato mixture and arrange the toast around the bowl. Serve immediately. Yield: 32 slices

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