Serves 12

4 Roma tomatoes
2 tablespoons fresh basil, shredded - plus 12  extra leaves
red onion
2 tablespoons of extra-virgin olive oil
1 tablespon balsamic vinegar
2 garlic cloves, cut in half
1 wholemeal baguette, sliced
Pepper to taste


  1. Finely chop tomatoes, basil and red onion.  
  2. Combine in a small bowl with olive oil and vinegar.
  3. Lightly toast baguette slices and rub with garlic.
  4. Spoon salsa mixture onto toast and top with a basil leaf and cracked pepper to taste.
Optional: Mix up the topping flavours with olives, avocado, tomato, basil or spring onion. Add some tinned tuna or salmon for a protein boost.
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