nutritional information

Per Serving (2 pieces):

  • Calories: 340
  • Protein: 13 g
  • Total Fat: 16 g
  • Saturated Fat: 5 g
  • Carbohydrates: 36 g
  • Cholesterol: 22 mg
  • Sodium: 393 mg
  • Fiber: 2 g
  • Sugar: 3 g

Grilled Tomato Bruschetta

Serves 6

Grilling tomatoes concentrates their sunny sweetness and adds a hint of smokiness, mellowing their acidity.
  • 4 small tomatoes, cut into
  • ½-inch-thick slices (1 lb.)
  • 4 cloves garlic, divided
  • 1 tsp. dried thyme
  • 3 Tbs. olive oil, divided, plus more for drizzling
  • 1 loaf French bread, cut into 12 slices
  • 1 6-oz. ball fresh mozzarella, drained and cut into 12 slices
  • 10leaves fresh basil, thinly sliced

1. Preheat grill or grill topper over medium heat. Slice each tomato into 3 ı/2-inch-thick slices. Mince 2 cloves garlic. Combine minced garlic with thyme; set aside. Lightly brush both sides of tomato slices with 1 Tbs. olive oil.

2. Rub grate or grill topper with vegetable oil. Place tomatoes on grill, and cook 3 to 5 minutes. Turn tomatoes over, sprinkle with garlic and thyme mixture, and season with salt and pepper, if desired. Grill 3 to 5 minutes more.

3. Meanwhile, brush both sides of each bread slice with remaining olive oil. Grill 1 to 2 minutes per side. Rub remaining whole garlic cloves over one side of each piece of grilled bread.

4. Place a grilled tomato slice on each garlic side of bread, and top with cheese and basil. Drizzle with olive oil, and season with salt and pepper, if desired.

July 2009

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