Embarrassingly Easy Grilled Sourdough with Buttery Herbs, Heirloom Tomatoes + a Honey Drizzle.
Who am I?
There is NO cheese in this recipe. I repeat: there is no cheese in this recipe.
Bread, tomatoes and no cheese. I might be sick. Dying, even. Probably dying of dramaticness. It’s probably a thing.
As the title suggests, I am horribly embarrassed to share such a simple recipe with you but at the same time, I have to tell you what I’ve had for lunch two days this week. Because if I ate it two days in a row, it must be insanely good. Oh, and I had to share that I made something without cheese.
Okay I’m done.
It wasn’t my idea. On Sunday, my cousin Lacy grilled some bread and threw tomatoes on top and it looked delicious… but I had done a number eating my end-of-summer emotions in the form of hot dogs and pasta salad earlier in the day and couldn’t stomach one more bite of anything. Like not even dessert. Howevvvvvver… she gave me some extra bread and I’ve been doing it ever since.
A few years ago, I “grilled” some bread… which means I toasted the heck out of it on my electric griddle. Which is fantastic, and something we do ofter. But it’s not a GRILL grill.
I was super excited to find some perfect heirloom tomatoes at my local farm and oh my gosh, they were so perfectly ripe. I hate that in another month or so I’ll have to wait at least half a year to have such delicious tomatoes. Unless I want to eat those orange rocks that my local grocery store tries to pass off as cute little red guys.
Here is the thing about this little snack/meal: the tomatoes TOTALLY shine. I have never tried something so fabulous with so much flavor where the tomatoes are the star of the show. It’s the reason I didn’t add the expected mozzarella (which, come on, given my compulsion to add cheese all over my entire life, really is huge) and even why I skipped my typical balsamic glaze. I obviously love those flavors together – but wanted to do something slightly different. But slightly the same. Am I even making sense?
Maybe this should be your lunch today.
Embarrassingly Easy Grilled Sourdough with Buttery Herbs, Heirloom Tomatoes + a Honey Drizzle
- 4 slices sourdough bread
- 4 tablespoons unsalted butter, softened
- 1 teaspoon chopped fresh basil
- 1 teaspoon chopped fresh oregano
- 1/2 teaspoon snipped fresh chives
- 1/2 teaspoon fresh thyme
- 1/4 teaspoon salt
- 2 heirloom tomatoes, sliced and covered with salt + pepper
- 2 tablespoons honey
- Heat your grill over medium heat. In a bowl, stir together butter, basil, oregano, chives, thyme and salt until combined. Spread the butter on both sides of each sourdough slice. Place the bread on the grates and grill until the bread is toasty and char marks appear, about 1 1/2 to 2 minutes per side.
- Remove the bread and immediately add the sliced tomatoes with a drizzle of honey.
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49 Comments on “Embarrassingly Easy Grilled Sourdough with Buttery Herbs, Heirloom Tomatoes + a Honey Drizzle.”
I love easy!… I have way to many tomateos and this is perfect
I LOVE grilled bread! Yes, this is easy, but so delicious. I have several ripe red tomatoes on my kitchen counter, and I know just what I am going to do with them. I can’t wait for lunch!
Tomatoes are like my apples. I eat one a day! I love them so much. And your tomatoes in recipes lately have me so happy. With a honey drizzle. Mmm, I want this!
No cheese! No way!! I actually think I could handle it though! I mean, grilled bread is always insanely good and those tomatoes look killer!! So jealous you can actually find them. I have not had one all summer and it’s making me crazy sad! Oh and the honey drizzle? Yeah, that’s awesome!! Love it!
My farmers market has killer tomatoes from Lancaster County this time of year and I’ve been preparing them every way possible. Latest fav has been thick slices with a bsil leave and dollop of soft goat cheese. But now this method is getting shot straight to the top of the list!
I love how embarrassingly easy this recipe is! I also appreciate the no cheese! Being pregnant and having to stay away from beautiful soft cheeses blows!
Ooh amazing! There’s just something about grilled bread (and grilled anything for that matter) that makes it taste ten squillion times better than non-grilled. These sound like such a perfect lunch, or appetizer if you sub the sliced bread for baguette!
Haha My treasured 1960s grill does the same thing to my sour dough. It is either the burned to black or disappoint pale. Oh well i like the black bits, I can say it adds “flavour”.
I love fresh tomatoes better than cooked, Maybe it is the crunchy factor but these look divine as a lunch! Butter, honey and bread; I think I can live with out cheese for one day (maybe)
I love me some grilled bread. I love bread period. But grilled bread just takes it over the edge. And add fresh ‘maters from my garden?! Yes, yes and yes.
mmm I love heirloom tomatoes! and of course how super easy this recipe is.
Yum! So pretty with the green and red tomatoes! Not to rub it in, but after suffering through all of your amazing, delicious summer recipes it’s nearly Spring here in Australia & I’m so excited to start cooking all your recipes!
Yeah, you definitely don’t need cheese with those beauties and the fresh herbs. The cheese would try to steal their thunder. It looks perfect as-is!
Love these! The color of those tomotoes is amazing! I need these and its inly 8 am!
I’m all about tomatoes shining on the own without cheese. This is a great lunch!
Grilled bread and fresh tomatoes – I can see why you don’t need the cheese. I would never have thought to drizzle honey on tomatoes, but it sounds great!
HA “Serves Two Appropriately, One Obnoxiously”–love it.
I spy green zebras! Those are my absolute favorite. I could stare at heirloom tomatoes all day long, they are that beautiful. Stare AND eat. Sometimes the simplest of recipes are the best!
i’m okay with just eating the bread. mmmm carbs.
Love how simple (yet delicious!) this is!
love this recipe – I love grilled bread and I particularly like them topped with fresh summer produce like that.
Ooooo my favorite about this is the chee – oh wait.
So um… I know I done already said this, but I want to liiiiiiive off this! 4-real. 4-ever.
just found the first thing i’m going to grill on the brand new grill my husband just put together. is that sacrilege to grill something that is not meat? who cares?
looks delicious. i’m loving tomatoes this season.. so juicy. i’ve never bought green tomatoes, need to change that.
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this looks absolutely delicious! xx
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Seriously, what is it about grilled bread?! Does it get any better than that? Oh yeah, by topping it with buttery herbs, heirloom tomatoes, and honey drizzle. Seriously, honey drizzle! So sold on this, even if it doesn’t have cheese ;)
JUST STOP IT!
Hey, sometimes the easiest & least complicated of foods are the best! I would totally scarf down a plate of this for lunch, no problem–even without the cheese. :)
I definitely need to try this! Delicious recipe!
Embarassingly easy? I’m all over it. Those are the most brilliant recipes! Charred bread, herbs, honey, tomatoes… yessss.
I love that you linked shramms in here. I never ever go in there enough. Everytime I ride by on my bike I want to stop in and eat all of the things!
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Yum! Easy and delicious–lovin’ the tomatoes!
I love how many uses there are for heirloom tomatoes. They always make everything look so colorful and fresh.
This. Looks. Amazing. Trying this immediately! Thank you for sharing!
My mouth totally watered while looking at that last pic right there. I love the way you torture me with your deliciousness on the daily.
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