I had a dinner party the other night and I made some yummy pesto pasta and served it with a loaf of ciabatta bread. Today I was craving something, but I wasn't sure what. I think I was just hungry. As I peered into the fridge, I spotted the ciabatta bread and a block of Parmesan. So...
I cut the ciabatta into thin slices, drizzled them with olive oil and stuck them under the broiler to get them slightly crispy. When they came out, I rubbed them with a fresh garlic clove, topped them with grated Parmesan and cracked pepper; then put them back under the broiler to melt the cheese.
They looked and smelled yummy, but they needed some color and flavor. So I topped them with some left over slices of cherry tomatoes and fresh cut basil from my basil plant (used in the pesto sauce).
They were very good - crispy, buttery, cheesy with a hint of flavor and spice from the pepper and basil and a cool bite from the tomatoes. Yum.