Hello lovelies! It’s Friday, so let’s talk about something beautiful. Something that is stunning blushed and delicious too.
Yes, we are talking about tomatoes which I pretty much enjoy, but I am not one of those people who would snack on a bowl of sliced tomatoes, unless it’s roasted. That, I can pop it like candy! You know how roasting the tomatoes actually intensify the flavors. It’s almost like a candy with a tang. How do I even explain what that meant?
Although I rarely snack on fresh tomatoes, yet I love fresh chopped tomatoes on slices of garlic toasted baguette or ciabatta. Yes, we are talking about bruschetta here, which is a popular Italian starter dish. Bruschetta is basically grilled bread rubbed with garlic and top with olive oil and salt. I am definitely #teambruschetta and I love how flavorful this little snack can be with just a mere handful of ingredients.
A few days back, I bought a gorgeous looking punnet of baby Roma at the supermarket.↓
It was $5 and I knew this should never go into the trash. I am so guilty of buying vegetables in excess and we would normally not be able to finish them. No prize for guessing what happens to the vegetables after that. Bad, bad habit, I know.
Anyways back to these tomatoes. I knew I wanted to make bruschetta out of these lovely tomatoes but I also knew that I wanted a roasted tomato bruschetta this time round and that too with a touch of sliced, fresh garlic. The combination of olive oil and garlic ALWAYS work like a charm. These two ingredients can create a lot of easy and delicious meals like the infamous Aglio-E-olio.
For those of you who have never tried roasted tomatoes, can I please convince you to give it a try? Roasting it just makes the flavors more concentrated especially with all the caramelization that goes on. Sweet, yet robust. It’s crazily delicious!
This Roasted Tomato Bruschetta makes a nice complement to any entree. It is also the perfect little snack for tea time but more often than not, I would make a tray of this for dinner and both me and my mother would chomp it down gladly. This is really a simple recipe and I hope that you will enjoy this as much as I do. Make it this weekend if you can!
This is really a simple recipe and I hope that you will enjoy this as much as I do. Make it this weekend if you can!
- 1 pint baby/grape tomatoes, halved
- 2 cloves garlic, sliced
- 2 tbsp olive oil
- Salt and freshly ground black pepper
- A few slices of baguette/ciabatta
- 1 clove garlic, halved (for rubbing on the bread)
- 1 tbsp olive oil
- A few basil leaves, thinly sliced
- Heat the oven to 400 degrees F.
- Coat the tomatoes in 2 tbsp of olive oil and season with salt and pepper. Top with the sliced garlic and roast for 20 minutes.
- Char bread on both sides and rub the hot bread with the garlic halves.
- Drizzle with some olive oil and top the toasted bread with the roasted tomatoes.