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grape tomatoes, diced
finely chopped fresh basil
coarse black pepper
grated parmesan cheese
Preheat oven to 450 degrees.
Place tomatoes, 1/4 cup olive oil, garlic, basil, Parmesan cheese, salt and pepper in a bowl. Stir gently to mix well. Set aside. Let stand at room temperature at least 15 minutes.
Slice baguette into 1/2 thick slices. Brush one side of each slice with the 3 Tbsp. olive oil.
Place slices, oil side down on a baking sheet in a single layer. (You may need to toast in batches)
Bake for 5 minutes or until toasted golden brown.
Remove from baking sheet and place olive oil side up on a serving platter.
Spoon tomato mixture evenly onto each slice. Serve immediately.
If you want to have these appetizer sitting out at a party: Place tray of bread slices next to a bowl containing the tomato mixture and allow people to spoon their own.