Tomato Bread

August 12, 2014
Dinner, Lunch, Grilling, Healthy, Vegetables, Mediterranean, Summer

Serves: 4 to 8

1 day old baguette
4 cloves garlic, halved
Kosher salt and freshly ground black pepper
2 large ripe beefsteak tomatoes, halved
Extra virgin olive oil
Kosher salt and freshly ground black pepper
2 large ripe beefsteak tomatoes, halved
Thinly sliced Serrano or prosciutto
Chopped parsley leaves, for garnish

1. Preheat the broiler or grill.

2. Cut the baguette into 4 equal pieces crosswise and cut each quarter in half, lengthwise. Place the bread on a baking sheet, cut side up and broil until lightly golden brown, about 1 minute. If grilling, place cut-side down on the grill and grill until slightly charred and golden brown, about 45 seconds. Immediately rub half a garlic clove over the cut side of each piece of bread and season with a bit of salt and pepper.

3. Rub one tomato half over 2 slices of the bread…pressing gently to soak each piece with the tomato juices. Repeat…Drizzle each piece with olive oil and season with a bit more salt and pepper. Eat as is, sprinkled with some parsley or top with a few slices of ham.