This post originally appeared on Catz in July of 2014. The original photos were of the recipe as prepared with Roma tomatoes and French bread, even though our favorite way to make it, and the way the post recommends, is with heirloom tomatoes and a rustic loaf of garlic clove bread, so we just had to update it! Heirloom tomatoes can be tough to get your hands on early in the summer, but our local market was carrying a few imported ones from Mexico, and while they weren’t cheap, they were worth every penny! Try this super simple Italian staple this summer – you’ll wonder how you ever lived without it!
I hope you enjoy this very basic recipe – we’ve been grilling it for years, and it is a summer staple here in the Catz kitchen!
- 1 loaf crusty bread, sliced thickly
- 4-5 large heirloom tomatoes
- 1/2 cup shredded mozzarella cheese
- 1/4 cup chopped fresh basil
- 1 tablespoon extra virgin olive oil (plus more for drizzling and basting)
- Kosher salt and freshly ground black pepper to taste
- Preheat a grill to medium heat.
- Baste one side of the bread slices with olive oil, and place them oil-side down on a large platter.
- Add tomatoes, cheese, basil, and tablespoon of olive oil to a large bowl, and toss.
- Spread tomato mixture evenly over the tops of the bread slices. Drizzle with additional olive oil.
- Working quickly, add bread slices oil-side down to heated grill. Close grill lid at once and allow to grill for about two minutes. Within a very short time period, bread should brown and begin to blacken on the bottom, and cheese should melt.
- Remove from heat and serve immediately.
Nutrition Information:Yield: 12 Serving Size: 1
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 202Total Fat: 4gSaturated Fat: 1gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 3gCholesterol: 2mgSodium: 361mgCarbohydrates: 34gFiber: 3gSugar: 6gProtein: 7g
Nutrition information isn’t always accurate.