I am really loving grilled bread lately. When the days are hot and hazy, and I've maxed out on salad and all it's combinations and permutations of grains, nuts, seeds and greens, my go-to meal is grilled bread. I've shown 2 variations of tartines above, one sweet and one savoury. Your choices are limited by your imagination... Just be absolutely sure to use top quality (organic if possible) ingredients. drizzle both sides of slices of artisan bread (I used walnut for the sweet toasts, and black olive for the savoury ones) with cold-pressed extra virgin olive oil and grill, either on a grill pan or on the barbecue. Do one side first, flip when brown and crispy, then add cheese if you are using. Remove when cheese has melted, then add fruits, roasted peppers, tomatoes, olives and snipped fresh herbs. Delicious!!!
Top photo: sweet grilled walnut bread with Brie, blueberries and a drizzle of honey (left); chèvre, sliced peaches, basil and a drizzle of honey (right)
Bottom photo: savoury grilled black olive bread with vegan cream cheese, roasted red pepper, Sicilian spiced olives and basil (left); Brie, grilled tomatoes, rosemary and chives (right)