This recipe is so very, very adaptable. Add or subtract any number of ingredients. I have made it with pesto, balsamic vinegar, other Italian herbs, Pecorino Romano or Grana Padano cheese, as well as shredded mozzarella cheese added to the tomatoes, and it does taste wonderful!
1 French or Italian baguette, sliced
Garlic-flavored olive oil
6 ripe tomatoes, diced
Fresh basil leaves, torn or cut into pieces
Extra virgin first cold pressed olive oil, to dress the tomatoes
Salt and pepper, to taste
1 teaspoon Italian seasoning
3 green onions, sliced thin
1 orange or yellow bell pepper, diced small
3/4 cup grated Parmesan cheese
Note: You can add other fresh herbs or veggies to the tomato mixture; just be sure to dice them small.