6-8fresh basil leaveschopped, plus some for garnish
Salt and pepperto taste
2-3tablespoonsbottled Balsamic glazeoptional
Preheat an oven to 400 degrees F. Cover a large baking sheet with foil. Arrange baguette slices on the foil and brush both sides lightly with the olive oil. Toast in the 400 degree oven for 5-7 minutes, turning over once, until lightly browned on both sides. Remove from oven and set aside to cool.
Meanwhile, In a small bowl, combine cheeses. Set aside.
In another medium sized bowl, stir together diced tomatoes, minced garlic, 3 teaspoons olive oil, 1 teaspoon balsamic vinegar and chopped basil. Season with salt and pepper to taste.
Spread cheese mixture on cooled crostini slices. Top with spoonfuls of the tomato mixture. Drizzle with balsamic glaze.
* Only prepare as many slices as you are serving. The tomato mixture and the cheese mixture can be saved in the fridge for a few days in sealed containers, and the crostini is a sealed zip top bag.