Got to Be NC
Recipe by: Lisa Prince


This is one of my favorite spring and summer treats.  It is so fresh tasting and easy to make.  It is great for a party but also as a quick and delicious appetizer for friends and family.  I hope you enjoy it as much as I do!

Servings: 6
Cook Time: Prep Time: 15 minutes; Total Time: 15 minutes
Meal Type: Appetizer
NC Ingredients: Tomatoes, Herbs

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large Roma tomatoes – diced
medium purple onion – chopped
cup Parmesan cheese – shredded
cup fresh basil – chopped
clove garlic – finely minced
cup olive oil
French baguette – sliced ¼ inch thick
Salt and pepper to taste


Mix the first 6 ingredients together and season with salt and pepper.

Toast your bread slices that have been drizzled with olive oil.

Top each bread slice with a heaping spoon full of tomato mixture.

You may garnish with additional Parmesan cheese.


Recipes found on this page are from Got to Be NC members, staff, industry partners and Stove Side Chats. Stove Side Chats is Got to Be NC’s cooking show hosted by restaurant marketing specialist Chad Blackwelder. This series invites chefs and home cooks from around the state to teach you how to cook with in-season North Carolina deliciousness.