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Donna's Grilled Bruchette

Published On: Jul 01 2013 09:36:56 AM CDT
Donna's Grilled Bruchette

Grilled Bruchette

For a special grilled appetizer, try these melt-in-your mouth grilled tomatoes topped with melted fresh mozzarella.

  • 4 medium fresh tomatoes, cut in 3/4" slices
  • 1 teaspoon olive oil
  • salt and pepper
  • 2 ounces fresh mozzarella, cut in 1/4" slices
  • 4 slices wheat or French bread, toasted and cut in quarters

Pesto sauce* (or use purchased pesto)

  • 1/2 cup fresh basil
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 1/2 tablespoon white wine vinegar
  • 1 tablespoon grated Parmesan cheese

Preheat charcoal or gas grill. Brush both sides of each tomato slice lightly with olive oil. Lightly sprinkle with salt and pepper. Place tomato slices on a grill pan. Set mozzarella slices and bread slices aside.

In a small food processor combine pesto ingredients. Blend until basil is finely chopped. Set aside.

Place grill pan of tomatoes in grill. Grill for 1 - 2 minute and flip tomatoes. Top with cheese. Cover grill and cook until cheese begins to melt. Place a tomato slice with melted cheese on a quartered piece of toasted bread. Top with a dollop of pesto.

Garnish plate with fresh basil if desired.

Nutritional information per serving:

  • Calories: 160
  • Fat, gm.: 8
  • Protein, gm.: 6
  • Carbs, gm.: 17
  • Cholesterol, mg.: 1
  • Fiber, gm.: 2.3
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