2 cups fresh Mucci Farms Cherto Gourmet Cherry Tomatoes
15 fresh Mucci Farms Naked Leaf Living Basil leaves, rolled and finely sliced
1 full-sized, good quality white or whole wheat baguette, sliced in half (2 long pieces)
5 cloves garlic, peeled and cut in half
5 oz soft goat cheese, divided evenly
¼ cup black olive tapenade
1 tbsp capers
Extra virgin olive oil (EVOO)
Freshly-ground black pepper to taste
Servings: 18 – 24 slices, or two half baguettes
1Move oven rack to second-highest position and preheat oven to broil, then line a baking sheet with parchment paper.
2Place sliced baguette on parchment-lined baking sheet and drizzle with olive oil. Place under the broiler for 3-5 minutes or until lightly toasted.
3Combine black olive tapenade and capers, and set aside.
4Remove sheet from the oven and rub each slice with fresh garlic.
5Spread each piece evenly with goat cheese. Top with whole cherry tomatoes, dividing evenly between the sliced bread.
6Scatter black olive tapenade mixture around tomatoes and place back in the oven to broil for another 5 minutes or until tomatoes start to split. Remove from the oven and place on a serving platter (or breadboard for longer pieces).
7Drizzle with more olive oil, chopped basil, and cracked pepper.
For more delicious, healthy, & easy-to-prepare recipes, visit www.muccifarms.com