Featured at Value Added Ag Day, South Dakota State Fair, Aug. 2018


  • 4 tablespoons olive oil
  • 5 cloves of garlic, finely minced
  • 2 pints of grape tomatoes, quartered or halved (your choice)
  • 1 baguette
  • 1 tablespoon balsamic vinegar (more or less/to your taste)
  • 16 whole fresh basil leaves, plus several for garnish
  • Salt & freshly ground black pepper
  • Olive oil (for baguettes)

(Use Locally Grown Ingredients – You can taste the difference!)


Brush baguette slices with olive oil and brown in pan over medium heat. Keep warm in oven (250 degrees). Peel and finely mince garlic and place in bowl. Quarter or half tomatoes and place in bowl. Finely dice basil leaves and add to bowl. Add balsamic vinegar. Mix ingredients in bowl and add salt and pepper to taste, along with 4 tablespoons of olive oil.  Remove baguette slices from oven and place on serving plate. Spoon mixture over slices of baguette and serve. ENJOY!