Toast bread on both sides on a grill or in the oven, chop tomatoes and garlic and put on top. Add salt, freshly ground black pepper and olive oil. Garnish with fresh basil or thyme.
For a richer and more appetizing bruschetta, add some anchovy fillets and fried white onion rings.
For a simpler yet equally tasty recipe, toast bread and garnish with oil and thin slices of garlic.
WITH REFERENCE TO THE MEDITERRANEAN DIET
This dish can be a good appetizer, or rather, it could even successfully replace a first course; as a matter of fact, its nutrients are well balanced, therefore it can easily be followed by a course with a higher protein content (based on meat or fish).
The fats present are exclusively plant-derived, so we might even “overdo it” a bit.
Should it be the only course available, its assessment would change due to the absence of noble proteins, but one is very unlikely to stop at garlic bread.