Paired with sweet onions, dressed with a simple, tangy, creamy sauce, and served on charred bread, this is one of the most delicious uses of fresh summer tomatoes you will ever experience.

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10 mins
5 mins
1 hr
1 hr 15 mins
8 servings


Original recipe yields 8 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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  • Mix garlic and olive oil in a small bowl and let sit for about 1 hour, or until needed.

  • Mix the yogurt and sour cream together in a bowl until combined. Add the onions and tomatoes and toss until well coated. Season with salt, freshly ground black pepper, and cayenne. Wrap in plastic wrap and chill in a refrigerator until needed.

  • Preheat a charcoal grill until coals are white and ashy.

  • Grill bread over hot charcoal, rotating as needed, until both sides are nicely toasted and slightly charred.

  • Brush grilled bread with the garlic olive oil and use a slotted spoon to transfer the tomato salad over top of each. Excess dressing can be spooned over if desired. Garnish with chives and serve immediately.

Chef's Notes:

You can use a yellow onion instead of a sweet onion; however, this amount could be overpowering. You can soak them, rinse, and dry them off before using to make them a little more mild. Or, you can blanche and boil for about 10 seconds, or saute them, to make them a lot more mild.

Fresh dill or basil works well instead of chives, if preferred. You can use Italian bread instead of French.

Nutrition Facts

162 calories; protein 5g; carbohydrates 23.1g; fat 5.8g; cholesterol 3.7mg; sodium 235.9mg. Full Nutrition

Reviews (1)

Rating: 5 stars
What a fun and tasty spin on Bruschetta!! I would absolutely make again! My husband devoured and I it! I also think you could sub fresh Basil for the chives if that’s what you had on hand. My only minor complaint; smashing the garlic clove and then adding the olive oil; I get it! It’s to infuse the oil but the clove pieces fall off the bread when grilling. The few bits that cling to the bread were delicious! Also - I did on a gas grill for quick results- especially since I only fired it up for this recipe/this step. I have never grilled French bread like this so that new idea alone I will copy again for other meals! Thanks again for the tasty side dish or appetizer!! Read More