This rustic side dish has a Spanish inspiration, and although it's simple to make, it's rich with the flavor of ripe tomatoes.
2 (16-ounce) baguettes, sliced in half lengthwise
1/3 cup extra virgin olive oil
3 garlic cloves, halved
3 ripe heirloom tomatoes, halved
Sea salt or kosher salt to taste
How to Make It
Grill baguette slices over medium-hot heat 3 minutes or until golden brown. Brush with olive oil, and rub with cut sides of garlic and tomatoes; sprinkle with salt to taste. Slice baguettes into serving pieces.
Although this recipe is introduced as having Spanish inspiration it has always been one of our favorites in my extended Italian family. Mama made it for us as after-school snacks with freshly baked bread from the baker down the street, still warm from the oven. I will say, however, that it was never thought of as a side, just a wonderful snack anytime of day or evening. Yum!
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