clock clock iconcutlery cutlery iconflag flag iconfolder folder iconinstagram instagram iconpinterest pinterest iconfacebook facebook iconprint print iconsquares squares iconheart heart iconheart solid heart solid icon


  • Author: Pairings the Series


  • 4 to 6 tomatoes, diced
  • 2 to 3 cloves of garlic, minced
  • 15 to 20 basil leaves, torn
  • ¼ cup olive oil
  • Handful of Spring mix
  • Grated or shaved cheese for garnish
  • 2 tbsp balsamic vinegar
  • Salt and pepper to taste
  • Loaf of bread, sliced thinly


  1. Combine the diced tomatoes, garlic, basil, olive oil, balsamic vinegar, salt & pepper in a bowl and mix well. Adjust ingredients to taste.
  2. Brush the sliced bread with olive oil and toss it on a hot grill. Only grill the bread for 30 seconds per side until the bread is toasted and browned. Alternatively, you can use a dry pan over high heat or even a broiler to toast the bread. No matter what you do, the bread will toast quickly. While some blackening is good, don’t over toast the bread or you might overpower the flavor.
  3. Top the toasted bread with the tomato mixture. Add some cheese and serve.