- 4 large slices coarse peasant bread
- Extra-virgin olive oil
- 4 teaspoons zahtar (see Note)
- Salt and freshly ground black pepper
- Crushed red pepper
- Diced beefsteak tomatoes
- Light a grill. Generously brush the bread with olive oil and sprinkle each slice with 1 teaspoon of the zahtar. Season with salt, black pepper and crushed red pepper. Grill the bread over a medium-hot fire, turning once, until nicely browned and crisp, 1 to 2 minutes per side. Top with diced tomatoes and serve.
Zahtar is available at Middle Eastern markets and specialty food shops. You can order it by mail from Penzeys Spices (414-679-7207).
These savory toasts need nothing more complicated than a glass of crisp white wine. Select a Washington State Chardonnay.