Monday, June 16, 2008

Quick Snack from Left Overs

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.


shauna said...

Great, now I'M hungry!

shauna said...

We always have some parmesan type cheese on hand. And soon tomatoes, garlic & basil from the the garden! Party in flash! You should plant a tomatoe plant in a planter!

Plant-A-Holic said...

I could plant, a tomato plant, in a planter and plant it next to my basil plant :) I would have a lovely plethora of plants in planters indeed.


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