Levi Roots’ Chilli Tomato Toasts – Grill It With Levi

This is what Levi calls ‘Ital‘ – the Rasta term for food that’s good, natural and pure – Suitable for vegans!

Grill the tomatoes in the kitchen beforehand and eat these as a starter while the barbecue heats up. Or cook them over

the coals and enjoy them with the rest of the meal. You can even eat them for a really healthy breakfast.

Levi Roots' Chill TomatoToasts, Grill it with LeviMakes 8 toasts

– 2 tbsp olive oil, plus extra for drizzling

– Scotch Bonnet, or other hot red chilli, seeded and finely chopped, plus extra for sprinkling

– 1 tsp fresh thyme leaves, plus extra for sprinkling

– 2 ripe beefsteak tomatoes

– 6 thick slices of Kingsmill tasty wholemeal bread

– garlic clove

Mix together the oil, chilli and thyme. Cut each tomato into 4 thick slices and brush with the

seasoned oil. Grill or barbecue the tomato slices on both sides until lightly browned and nice and

juicy. Take off the heat and set aside.

Meanwhile, barbecue both sides of the bread. Rub the cooked side of the bread with the cut side

of the garlic and drizzle over some oil. Firmly press a tomato slice onto each piece of bread so that

it lies flat. Sprinkle with chilli and thyme. Serve hot or warm.

Levi Roots' Chilli Tomato Toasts

Levi and Elkin who offered to help with a bit of thyme prep

Levi Roots - Grill It With Levi recipe book

Levi’s Five Recipes for a Fiver are based on recipes from Levi Roots’ new cookbook, Grill It With Levi, published by Ebury Press, price £18.99. 


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