Mediterranean Tomato Toast
Florosophy Farm's shares their family favorite snack: Mediterranean Tomato Toast! This versatile recipe can be adapted to easily create a yummy snack or side of nearly any vegetable flavored with whatever spice combo your family loves most. Plus you can easily freeze your roasted tomatoes (or other veggies) to enjoy year round!
- 1 pint cherry or small tomatoes
- 1-3 garlic cloves minced or smashed
- 1 pinch salt and black pepper
- 2 tsp fresh thyme stems removed
- 1 tsp Za'atar seasoning
- 1/4 cup olive oil extra virgin
- 1-2 pita or other bread
Preheat the oven to 450 degrees F.
Place tomatoes whole or halved (or a mix) in a large bowl. Add garlic, thyme, salt, pepper, and seasoning. Drizzle with olive oil and mix well.
Transfer the contents of the bowl to an oven-safe dish. Spread the tomato mixture into one single layer.
Roast in heated oven for 30 to 35 minutes. Some ovens are a little faster or slower. Tomatoes should reduce in volume by half and be soft and “smooshy."
Remove from heat and cool while you lightly toast pita or bread of your choice. Spread tomato mixture on your bread and sprinkle with cheese, then enjoy!
You can double or triple this recipe to make extra to store! Bigger tomatoes should be cut into small marble sizes. Sometimes bigger recipe amounts or very juicy tomatoes need to roast for longer at a lower 400 F temperature.
How to store: Do not add the cheese if you plan to store the roasted tomatoes for later. Freeze your roasted tomatoes in freezer bags after squeezing the air out and flattening.
Other uses: Roasted tomatoes are a great way to have the flavor of summer tomatoes year round for summer bounty prices. Use different spices to create tomatoes for anything from spaghetti to salsa.