Use 1 cup chopped tomato (about 1 large) instead of the roasted red bell peppers. If you like, stir in 2 tablespoons drained small capers.
Flat-leaf parsley, also known as Italian parsley, is becoming more popular. It has a stronger "peppery" flavor than the popular curly-leaf parsley. Either will work in this recipe.
You can toast the bread slices up to 1 day ahead. Cool, then store in an airtight container at room temperature.
Using a scalloped-edge or sharp bread knife, cut the baguette diagonally into 1/2-inch slices using a back-and-forth motion.
Rub garlic clove half, cut side down, over top and side of toasted bread slice.
Drain the red peppers in a strainer. Place on cutting board and cut peppers into 1/2-inch strips.