10-12 tomatoes (medium size, fresh) peeled and diced
3 cloves garlic (fresh), peeled and pressed
1/2 c. basil (fresh) chopped (can use more if desired)
salt to taste
2 T. olive oil (extra virgin)
Mix all ingredients together and allow to sit 30-60 minutes before serving. Serve over whole-wheat Italian bread that has been sliced, brushed with olive oil, and grilled in a hot skillet. Yields 12 slices.
TIP: You can also use this topping for a main dish. Instead of serving on top of bread, try pouring it over hot pasta such as angel hair or penne.
Per slice: calories: 129; fat: 4 grams; saturated fat: 0.6 grams; sodium: 36 milligrams; carbohydrates: 22 grams; dietary fiber: 1 gram; protein: 4 grams.
The Micheff sisters-Cinda Sanner, Brenda Walsh, and Linda Johnson, -appear regularly on the Christian television network 3ABN. Their latest cookbook, Cooking With the Micheff Sisters (Pacific Press), is a best-seller among health-conscious cooks worldwide.