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Super garlicky cheese and tomato toasts are very popular. This recipe makes a great starter or snack.

Serves 4


  • 8 slices Italian bread, each about 15/25cm thick Extra-virgin olive oil
  • 1 large garlic clove, peeled
  • 8 paper-thin slices Parmesan cheese
  • 2 ripe tomatoes, finely chopped
  • 10 ml extra virgin olive oil
  • 5 ml balsamic vinegar
  • Salt and freshly-ground black pepper to taste 15 ml nely chopped fresh basil


  1. Brush or spray the bread slices on both sides with the oil.
  2. Grill the bread on one side over direct low heat in the Weber (120° C to 180° C), with the lid closed, until toasted, for 1 to 2 minutes.
  3. Transfer the bread to a work surface with the toasted sides facing up.
  4. Rub the toasted sides vigorously with the garlic clove. Place a slice of cheese on top of each.
  5. Grill over direct low heat, with the lid closed, until the cheese melts slightly, 1 to 2 minutes.
  6. Transfer the bread to a plate.
  7. In a small bowl, toss the chopped tomatoes with the oil and vinegar and season with salt and pepper to taste.
  8. Top the toasted bread slices with the tomato mixture and garnish with basil. 8. Serve warm or at room temperature.

Equipment: Pastry brush, sharp knife, scissors, small bowl, spoons, chopping board, serving plate, oven gloves, tasting cups and spoons. Weber char-basket charcoal holders (for indirect cooking) Weber charcoal briquettes and firelighters

Weber drip pans large Or Weber genesis or summit range of gas braai’s.

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Margaret Hirsch
Margaret Hirsch
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