Tomato Toasts with Fresh Basil Appetizer

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Tomato Toasts with Fresh Basil is a fresh appetizer is excellent for wine pairing parties. This baguette based, sun dried tomato recipe is easy to prepare and pairs with both red and white wines. Red wines include: Chianti, Sangiovese and Zinfandel. White wines include: Pinot Grigio, and Sauvignon Blanc. Chef Vivant's perfect wine pairing recommendation is Pinot Grigio.

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Tomato Toasts with Fresh Basil
Tomato Toasts with Fresh Basil Appetizer
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
Servings
servings
Ingredients
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
Servings
servings
Ingredients
Tomato Toasts with Fresh Basil Appetizer
Instructions
  1. Preheat the oven to 220C/410F. Combine 3 tablespoons of the oil with the dried herbs and pepper and season well. Brush both sides of each bread slice with the flavored oil. Cook for 8 minutes or until lightly golden and crisp.
  2. Put the tomatoes in a bowl, cover with boiling water and leave for 30 seconds. Peel and deseed, then roughly chop the flesh.
  3. Heat the remaining olive oil in a skillet and add the garlic, chopped tomatoes, sun-dried tomatoes, vinegar, sugar and basil. Cook, stirring occasionally, for 5 minutes or until heated through. Remove from the heat. Pile the tomato mixture on top of the toasts, season and serve.
Recipe Notes

NOTE: Tomatoes and basil make a great Mediterranean topping for these herby toasts. Add slices of mozzarella and brown under the grill for a more substantial snack.

Tomato Toasts with Basil - Recipe and Wine Pairings

Pairs with both red and white wines. Red wines include: Chianti, Sangiovese and Zinfandel. White wines include: Pinot Grigio, and Sauvignon Blanc. Chef Vivant's perfect wine pairing recommendation is Pinot Grigio.

 

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