When summertime finally creeps its way into my world. I try to think of easy and fun things to cook. When the temperatures rise it is very hard to think of cooking a huge meal that not only heats up the house but weighs on your stomach.
I have found that this simple meal is refreshing and light. When the kids head to Tennessee to stay with my parents. I get to take a vacation from the heavy cooking and my husband and I can eat a very light meal. The kids would never touch tomatoes and it works perfect for us. Settle down with this light meal and a glass of wine. Perfect for any summertime evening dreaming of the return of fall and winter!
1 loaf of french bread, sliced into 6-8 slices 1/2 inch thick
2 medium tomatoes
6-8 basil leaves or dehydrated basil
Salt and pepper
- Chop the tomatoes and basil into small pieces. Drizzle with olive oil and add salt and pepper to taste. Stir to combine.
- Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
- Slice the french bread about 1/2 inch thick and place on a baking sheet. Drizzle with olive oil. Place spoonfuls of the tomato mixture onto each piece of bread. Top with sliced mozzarella.
- Bake until cheese is melted and heated through.
- Serve immediately.