When the weather is hot I prefer to cook as much as possible on the BBQ. I find it can have its limitations when it comes to cooking vegetables (having said that, one of my favourite things to cook on a BBQ is vegetables). So last night we just threw some turkish bread on the barbie to warm up and char a little.
Then we rubbed a halved garlic clove over the bread and topped with tomatoes, really good olive oil, basil, salt and pepper. Simple. All the juices soaked into the bread and it was very moreish. Put a few sausages on the BBQ too and dinner is done.
The recipe below has no proportions. Roughly 3 tomatoes for 2 people. Just play around with the quantities and taste. Don’t skimp on the olive oil or the salt. They make the tomatoes come alive.
1 loaf of turkish bread
sea salt and freshly ground pepper
1 garlic clove, halved
Chop the tomatoes into 1 cm pieces and tip into a bowl. Drizzle in some olive oil and add some torn basil leaves. Season with salt and pepper to your liking and set aside so the flavours can mingle.
Halve the turkish bread and cut into good serving portions. Grill them on a preheated BBQ for a few minutes until they toast and warm through.
Rub the halved garlic clove on the grilled side of the bread. Top with a few spoonfuls of the tomato mixture and top with a few extra sprigs of basil.