A really simple, yet tasty snack or starter, takes only a few minutes to prepare.

What you need:

1 Ciabatta loaf (small) or french stick, sliced

1 tablespoon extra virgin olive oil, plus extra to drizzle

2 garlic cloves

4 ripe tomatoes, diced

Handful of fresh basil leaves, finely chopped

6 – 8 black olives, pitted & halved

Salt & pepper


1. Preheat the grill.

2. Place the bread on a baking sheet and drizzle with olive oil. Cut the garlic cloves in half and rub on the bread, discard the garlic after this.

3. In a bowl, mix together the tomatoes, 1 tablespoon olive oil, basil and olives, season with salt & pepper.

4. Grill the bread until golden brown, add the tomato mixture and serve immediately.