(Always read the recipe twice, assemble, and prepare your ingredients before you begin to cook)
4 plum tomatoes, diced
2 green onions (scallions), thinly sliced (see note below)
1 clove garlic, finely minced
1/8 tsp each – kosher salt, black pepper, dried basil & dried oregano
2 tbsp white vinegar
1 tbsp extra virgin olive oil
Lightly toasted French bread slices
- Combine tomatoes, onion, garlic, salt, pepper, basil, and oregano.
- Add vinegar and oil.
- Toss gently. Adjust seasonings to taste, cover, and chill at least 2 hours.
- Serve on the bread slices.
- tsp. means a teaspoon and tbsp. means tablespoon – always use a measuring spoon not a piece of silverware
- If the tomatoes are very juicy, you may want to drain off a little of the liquid before adding to the other ingredients
- Green onions also called scallions have three separate parts: the tops, which are green, the bottom which is white, and the bulb/beard which is the very very end of the green onion. The white part of the green onion has the most flavor, and the green is great as a colorful garnish. The one part you don’t use is the very end of the bulb with the “beard”
- Remember that dried herbs are much more potent than fresh herbs.
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