Lakeside Living: Grilled Finger Food

This week on our Project Blog we are sharing one of our favorite recipes that's fresh, delicious and perfect for Memorial Day gatherings. Paired with a piled high burger or set out for appetizers, this finger food is hot off the grill and sure to be a summertime hit!

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Grilled Tomato Bruschetta

Servings: 4


2 tablespoons olive oil, plus more for grates

1 1/2 pounds plum tomatoes, cored and halved lengthwise

Coarse salt and ground pepper

1 garlic clove, minced

1 tablespoon red-wine vinegar

1/2 teaspoon red-pepper flakes

4 thick slices country bread

1/4 cup fresh basil leaves, cut into thin strips


1. Heat grill to medium-high; lightly oil grates. In a large bowl, toss tomatoes with 1 tablespoon oil; season with salt and pepper. Arrange tomatoes on grill, cut side down first. Cover and grill for 5 to 10 minutes per side. Return tomatoes to bowl. Use kitchen shears to snip tomatoes into smaller pieces.

2. Add garlic, vinegar, and red-pepper flakes to tomatoes; season with more salt and pepper.

3. Reduce heat to medium. Brush bread with remaining oil; grill on both sides about 2 minutes per side. Cut bread slices in half; divide tomato mixture evenly over each. Top with basil and serve.

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