• 1 pint cherry tomatoes, quartered
  • 10 leaves fresh basil
  • Salt and pepper
  • 4 large slices crusty peasant bread, sliced into 1/2-inch thick slices then cut in half on an angle
  • Extra-virgin olive oil (EVOO), for drizzling
  • 1/2 cup mascarpone cheese (if you can't find mascarpone, substitute with cream cheese)


Serves: 4 servings


In a bowl, combine the tomatoes and the basil, season with a little salt and pepper, and stir to combine. Set aside while you are toasting the bread on the grill.

Drizzle the bread slices with a little EVOO and season with some salt and pepper. Place them on the grill until they're lightly marked and toasted on both sides. Remove the bread from the grill to a platter then spread each piece of bread with some of the mascarpone. Top with some of the tomato mixture.

Preheat grill medium-high.