12 slices Italian bread, 1/2 inch thick
1/4 cup olive
2 medium tomatoes, chopped (1 1/2 cups)
2 garlic cloves, finely chopped
3 Tbs chopped fresh basil leaves
2 Tbs small capers, drained (optional)
1/2 tsp salt
1/2 tsp pepper
Heat oven to 375ºF.
Place bread slices on ungreased cookie sheet. Drizzle 1 teaspoon of oil on each slice of bread. Bake about 8 minutes or until golden brown.
While bread is toasting, mix remaining ingredients. Spoon tomato mixture onto bread slices. Serve at room temperature.
For smaller appetizers after slicing bread cut each in half then toast.