Grilled Ciabatta with Marinated Tomatoes

Clearly I didn’t waste any time making the grilled bread & marinated tomatoes I discussed in my trip recap put up. Additionally, I clearly forgot the contemporary parsley this time round… I miss that pop of inexperienced coloration, however the crisp ciabatta + juicy tomatoes nonetheless tasted unbelievable!

The very important substances listed here are good crusty ciabatta bread and ripe summer time tomatoes.

Natural heirloom tomatoes are nonetheless moderately priced, deeply red-hued, and completely candy… so let’s make the most of the rapidly dwindling tomato season and pair ‘em with some grilled bread!

I’m usually an enormous proponent of utilizing complete wheat bread every time doable, however I truly opted for white ciabatta this time round. I didn’t need the marginally candy taste and hearty texture of complete wheat bread that I normally like to overpower the gentle tomato taste, so white bread it was.The tomatoes are marinated in a garlic-infused olive oil that I most likely might have sipped from a spoon (not beneficial except everybody else in your basic neighborhood partakes in the identical exercise!)…

… however which I managed to order for brushing on the cut up ciabatta.

Pop these suckers on the grill, and let the flames lick up the olive oil that drips down into the grates. We’re searching for crisp, golden-brown, grill mark-lined bread, so let that fireside do its job!

John is the grasp griller of the 2 of us, and the primary time we made this throughout trip the ciabatta had attractive darkish grill marks. Evidently, I grilled the bread in these pictures… so it’s not fairly as fairly ;). I most likely might have left the bread on the grill for a couple of extra minutes.

To not fear, although, as a result of these attractive marinated tomato slices are going to be draped proper excessive of the grilled ciabatta anyway!

Crunchy heat bread & juicy candy tomatoes + the sharp chunk of garlic makes simply concerning the excellent summer time appetizer, snack, or aspect dish (or, let’s be trustworthy, meal).

I’m now daydreaming about different scrumptious toppings I might pile onto grilled bread… sliced candy peaches with creamy ricotta or crisp apples with fig jam maybe?

Oh, the probabilities…

Grilled Ciabatta with Marinated Tomatoes

by Lauren Zembron

Prep Time: 5 minutes

Prepare dinner Time: 5 minutes

Key phrases: grill appetizer bread aspect snack vegetarian vegan bread tomatoes summer time

Substances (8 servings)

  • 1 (16 oz) loaf ciabatta bread, cut up in half lengthwise
  • ~ 3 Tbsp further virgin olive oil
  • 2 garlic cloves, peeled and minced
  • 1/4 tsp Kosher salt
  • 2 Tbsp chopped contemporary flat-leaf parsley or basil (I forgot this the second time I made it… nonetheless scrumptious!)
  • sea salt and freshly floor black pepper, to style
  • 1 giant ripe tomato, ideally natural


Pour the olive oil right into a medium mixing bowl.

On a chopping board, sprinkle the 1/4 tsp Kosher salt on the minced garlic. Utilizing a flat aspect of the knife, fastidiously scrape the salt into the garlic repeatedly till the combination turns into a paste.

Stir the garlic paste into the olive oil together with the chopped parsley or basil and salt & pepper to style.

Thinly slice the tomato and coat the slices within the olive oil. Marinate for half-hour.

Preheat your grill to medium-high. Brush/spoon the olive oil evenly onto the lower sides of the bread, reserving the marinated tomatoes.

Place the olive oil-coated ciabatta onto the preheated grill and cook dinner till grill marks seem and bread is crisp, about 5 minutes.

Place grilled bread onto a chopping board and lower into slices. High every bit of ciabatta with one slice of marinated tomato.