Bruschetta is a favorite summer appetizer when fresh tomatoes and basil are plentiful. This simple Italian dish is all about fresh tomatoes and basil. For great bruschetta make sure to use high-quality tomatoes and a good baguette. Rubbing the garlic on the bread provides a hint of garlic flavor without overpowering the tomatoes. This Bruschetta recipe is designed as an appetizer for a cocktail party; it can easily be cut in half for smaller gatherings.