How it’s made: a baguette is sliced, brushed with olive oil (and garlic if you wish) then lightly toasted in the oven or on the grill. When the bread is ready, top with a mixture of diced tomatoes, basil, diced onions and finely shredded cheese. Season with Kosher salt and cracked black pepper then serve.
Now your different variations:
With Ricotta: Extra-virgin olive oil, clover honey, thyme leaves, Kosher salt, ground pepper, baguette slices (1/2″ thick), fresh ricotta, buckwheat or chestnut honey and thinly sliced basil leaves. From Food & Wine.
Sun-Dried Tomato, Feta & Basil: Can be made a couple days in advance. Ingredients include red bell pepper, finely chopped garlic, feta, dried basil, pepper and balsamic vinegar. From Kitchen Simplicity.
Grilled: Plum tomatoes are grilled first until charred then mixed with the rest of the ingredients (olive oil, coarse salt and ground pepper, minced garlic, red-wine vinegar, red pepper flakes, basil leaves) and served on thick slices of country bread (grilled till theybegin to char). From Martha Stewart.
Balsamic: Includes basil (chopped), shredded or grated Parmesan, minced garlic, balsamic vinegar, olive oil, Kosher salt and ground black pepper. From Pip & Ebby.
With Roma Tomatoes & Parmesan: French baguette slices are toasted then topped with a mixture including red onion, Parmesan, basil, extra virgin olive oil, balsamic vinegar, salt & pepper (to taste) and garlic. From Best of the Veg.
Super Simple: A baguette is spread with aioli then grilled (toasted) and topped with ingredients that include chopped garlic, oregano, olive oil and sea salt. From Kelvin Wu.
Guacamole: Served on crunchy French bread, this is made with garlic, olive oil, avocados, finely chopped onion, cilantro, lime juice, salt and pepper. From Just A Taste.
With Mozzarella: Made with canned whole tomatoes (drained), basil leaves, extra-virgin olive oil, peeled garlic, Kosher salt and ground black pepper, French baguettes and mozzarella. From What’s Cookin’ Chicago.
With Provolone: Serve on French bread or ciabatta bread, ingredients include chopped onion, minced garlic, diced provolone, chopped basil, olive oil. From Jo Cooks.