1 baguette (about 2 1/2 in. wide and 24 in. long)
5 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil
2 pounds firm-ripe tomatoes (see note)
1 1/2 tablespoons lemon juice
1 1/2 teaspoons Dijon mustard
1/4 cup chopped pitted calamata olives
3 tablespoons chopped fresh basil, or 1/3 as much dried basil
2 cloves garlic, peeled and minced
Salt and pepper
175g chevre cheese (goat cheese)
1 Slice baguette on a slight diagonal about 1/3 inch thick; reserve ends for another use. Arrange slices on racks on two baking sheets (each 12 by 15 in.). Brush tops lightly with 2 tablespoons olive oil. Bake in a 425 degree regular or convection oven until lightly browned, 5 to 8 minutes.
2 Meanwhile, rinse, stem, and core tomatoes. Cut in half crosswise and squeeze out and discard seeds; chop tomatoes. (If not serving immediately, put tomatoes in a strainer or colander to drain.)
3 In a bowl, mix remaining 3 tablespoons olive oil, the lemon juice, and mustard. Stir in tomatoes, olives, basil, and garlic. Add salt and pepper to taste.
4 Spread cheese over one side of each slice of toast. Mound tomato mixture equally on top. Serve at once.
This Cheese Recipe makes 30 servings.
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