Many years ago we used to go to a local Italian restaurant that did the best tomato and basil bruschetta I have ever tasted; it was worth going there just for the bruschetta alone! This is my best effort at recreating it and, although I've got some way to go before perfecting it, I think it was a pretty good try.
It made a perfect warm weather lunch today; a single piece with a salad garnish would also be nice as a light starter before a heavy main course. Use the best tomatoes you can get hold of for this, you really need the intense flavour. I can't wait to try it again later in the summer when our own home-grown toms, red onions and basil will be making an appearance.