This is an easy and delicious twist on basic bread. It is more like a method than a recipe...not much "cooking" involved. I usually give this job to the hubby, since it needs to be done right before the meal is served for the best results. I can attend to other things, while he finishes the bread.
Garlic and Tomato Rubbed Grilled Bread
1 loaf of French Bread, sliced
1 fresh tomato, halved
1-2 cloves of whole garlic, peeled
salt and fresh ground pepper to taste
On an outdoor grill or an indoor grill pan, toast bread slices until warm. Flip once and make sure to get grill marks on both sides. Pull hot bread off the grill and immediately drizzle olive oil over one side of the slices. Working quickly, rub a garlic clove evenly over the surface of each slice (garlic clove will actually melt into the warm bread as you go...you may need a second clove depending on how quickly it melts and how much bread you have). After each slice has been rubbed with the garlic, repeat rubbing bread with cut side of the tomato (again, you may need to use both halves). To finish, sprinkle with salt and pepper to taste and serve immediately.