F&W Free Preview All You Coastal Living Cooking Light Food and Wine tab Health myRecipes Southern Living Sunset
My F&W
quick save (...)
Grilled Cheddar Toasts with Red Onions and Peppers
© Tina Rupp

Grilled Cheddar Toasts with Red Onions and Peppers

  • TOTAL TIME: 35 MIN
  • SERVINGS: 4
  • FAST
  • VEGETARIAN

  1. 2 large red bell peppers—halved, cored and seeded
  2. 2 large red onions, sliced crosswise 1/3 inch thick
  3. 1 tablespoon extra-virgin olive oil, plus more for brushing
  4. Eight 1/2-inch-thick slices peasant bread
  5. 1/2 cup mayonnaise
  6. 3 tablespoons prepared pesto sauce
  7. 1 1/2 teaspoons red wine vinegar
  8. Kosher salt and freshly ground pepper
  9. 1/2 pound sliced sharp Cheddar cheese
  1. Light a charcoal grill or preheat a gas grill. Brush the peppers and onions with olive oil and grill over high heat until softened and charred in spots, 8 to 9 minutes. Transfer the peppers to a bowl, cover with plastic wrap and let cool. Peel the peppers and cut into thin strips.
  2. Lightly brush the bread on both sides with olive oil and grill until toasted, 2 to 3 minutes. Transfer to a wire rack. In a small bowl, mix the mayonnaise with the pesto sauce and spread it on the bread. Preheat the broiler.
  3. In a bowl, mix the tablespoon of olive oil with the vinegar. Add the onions and peppers, season with salt and pepper and toss to coat. Mound the peppers and onions on the toast. Cover with the cheese and broil for 1 to 2 minutes, turning the rack, until melted. Serve.

Suggested Pairing

A spicy California Syrah, such as one from Monterey County.

You Might Also Like

Ratings

Average Rating

(0)

Comments

Add A Comment

    Add a Comment

    See our terms
    You must be logged in to comment. or
    advertisement
    The Dish
    Receive delicious recipes and smart wine advice 4x per week in this e-newsletter.
    The Wine List Weekly pairing plus best bottles to buy.
    F&W Daily One sensational dish served fresh every day.
    American Express Publishing ("AEP") may use your email address to send you account updates and offers that may interest you. To learn more about the ways we may use your email address and about your privacy choices, read the AEP Privacy Statement.
    How we use your email address
    advertisement
    Congratulations to Nicholas Elmi, winner of Top Chef: New Orleans, the 11th season of Bravo's Emmy-Award winning, hit reality series.

    Join celebrity chefs, renowned winemakers and epicurean insiders at the culinary world’s most spectacular weekend, the FOOD & WINE Classic in Aspen, June 20-22.