I want to call this "olive and goat cheese goodness" because it is soooo good. I have been making this for years, it is one of my first recipes. It is perfect for parties, easy to prepare (do it in a food processor), and tastes gourmet.
1 cup diced, seeded plum tomatoes
1/4 cup chopped, pitted olives
2 tbsp chopped fresh basil
1 tsp sherry vinegar
1/8 tsp salt
1/8 tsp freshly ground black pepper
16 (1/4 inch thick) slices French bread baguette
1 garlic clove, peeled
1/4 cup mild goat cheese, at room temperature
Preheat oven to 400. Combine first 6 ingredients in small bowl and set aside.
Arrange bread on baking sheet and bake for 8 minutes or until lightly browned and crisp.
Remove toast slices from oven and allow to cool 2 minutes. Rub both side of each piece of toast with garlic clove.
Spread goat cheese on one side and top with olive mixture.
Makes 8 servings.