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Rustic Grilled Bruschetta

Sometimes it is just too hot to cook.  No one feels like eating anything too heavy and we certainly do not feel like cooking in the house.  This is when we take our cooking to the grill.  It is very easy to make a wonderful light meal for warm summer nights that is both easy delicious and keeps the kitchen clean!  Who doesn’t love that part!?  One thing that we find incredibly delicious and simple is a rustic crusty bread with fresh from the garden tomatoes and basil, and a drizzle of olive oil.  Some days, this serves as our main course paired with an assortment of summer salads.  Other days it’s a side.  Either way, it is fast, delicious and easy!

Ready for the grill

Makes 4 toasts

4 slices of fresh rustic bread~ I used a Fresh Batard loaf
1 medium sized tomato-8 slices
4 leaves of Fresh basil into chiffonade
Cheese of your preference-I used goat but fresh mozzarella works nicely too
Olive Oil
Salt and Pepper

Heat grill to medium heat.

On a slice of the bread arrange two tomato slices.  On top of the tomatoes, place 1/4 of the fresh basil and some cheese on top.  Salt and Pepper to taste and drizzle with olive oil.

Place on the upper rack of the grill keeping the cover closed for approximately 5 minutes,  Be sure to keep checking on the bread often to be sure it does not burn. Remove when the bread is toasted and the cheese is slightly browned.


Photo Credit:  Tilly’s Nest

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