2cups seeded and chopped plum and/or yellow tomatoes
1/2cup finely chopped red onion
Freshly ground black pepper
8 ounce loaf baguette-style French bread
Fresh basil (optional)
directions 1.In a medium bowl stir together 1 tablespoon of the olive oil, the chives, basil, lemon juice, and garlic. Add tomatoes and onion; toss to coat. Season to taste with salt and pepper. Set aside.
2.Cut the bread into 36 slices. Arrange bread slices on 2 large baking sheets. Lightly brush one side of each slice with some of the remaining 2 tablespoons olive oil. Broil bread, one pan at a time, 3 to 4 inches from heat for 2 to 3 minutes or until toasted. Turn bread and broil other side for 1 to 2 minutes or until toasted.
3.To serve, with a slotted spoon, spoon tomato mixture onto the oiled side of each toast slice. If desired, garnish with fresh basil. Serve within 30 minutes. Makes 36 appetizer servings.