Trade in the traditional backyard barbeque for a gorgeous garden party. Who better to reveal a few warm weather entertaining secrets than the original Skinnygirl® Bethenny Frankel! As a cocktail fixologist, natural foods chef and expert hostess, Bethenny is the perfect resource for effortless entertaining. 


  • 6 thin slices whole-grain (French baguette or Italian bread)
  • 1 clove garlic
  • 1 tablespoon plus 1 teaspoon olive oil
  • 3 plum tomatoes, chopped
  • 1 tablespoon, fresh chopped basil
  • 1 teaspoon balsamic vinegar
  • Salt and pepper to taste


Step 1:

Preheat the oven to 450° Fahrenheit.

Step 2:

Arrange the bread slices on a baking sheet. Bake for 5 to 6 minutes, or until bread looks lightly toasted.

Step 3:

Cut the garlic in half and rub the cut sides on each slice of bread.

Step 4:

Drizzle the slices with 1 tablespoon of the olive oil. Toss the tomatoes, basil, balsamic vinegar, and remaining olive oil together in a bowl. Divide this mixture between the bread slices, heaping it on top. Season with salt and pepper. Serve immediately.