Yay, it’s summer! Kinda… We’ve been having some really weird weather lately. You think it should be sunny and warm but nope! It’s cloudy, it’s windy and it’s muggy —ick! Regardless, Chris made some Mojitos over the weekend in celebration of summer-ish. And when we drink, we like to nosh too.
I had a few fresh herbs on hand and some grape tomatoes and crusty bread sitting around. So I made Bruschetta. It was easy, quick to put together and delicious! Invite some friends over this weekend and make some cocktails and snack. Happy Hump Day!
- 1 (16 ounce) box of grape tomatoes
- 3 clove of garlic, leave 1 minced and 2 whole
- 1/4 cup of extra virgin olive oil
- salt and pepper to season
- 1 tablespoon of olive oil
- 1/2 loaf of ciabatta, cut the bread horizontally and then vertically, about 2″ slices
- 1/4 cup of fresh basil, shredded
- 1/4 cup of fresh Italian parsley, chopped
- 1/4 cup of fresh mint, chopped
Preheat the oven to 400 degrees F.
Place tomatoes and minced garlic in a baking pan and coat with extra virgin olive oil, and season with salt and pepper. Roast for 20-25 minutes until tomatoes burst (it’ll be wrinkled and pruney looking).
In a large skillet over medium high heat, drizzle olive oil and place two whole garlic cloves into the oil. Let the olive oil take on the garlic flavor and discard the garlic. Be sure not to burn the garlic. Arrange ciabatta into the skillet, cut-side down and cook until bread turns brown and crispy or to your desire doneness.
Remove tomatoes from the baking pan and into a serving bowl. Add basil, parsley and mint. Stir to combine. Arrange bowl on a large serving platter and place the toasted bread on the platter next to the bowl and serve.
51 thoughts on “Roasted Tomato Bruschetta”
These were also fun to eat. Plop some tomatoes on your bread and when you bite into it you get an explosion of flavors in your mouth. Use high quality bread and this dish goes from great to amazing!
Yay!!! So happy you enjoyed it! 🙂
This recipe would be so good with some tomatoes we picked up yesterday – real tomato flavours! Love the colours too.
Thanks and have a lovely weekend!
wow Those roasted grape tomatoes look so appetizing! Wonderful to serve with toasted bread slices!
Thanks Angie! 🙂
As the phrase goes “It’s all good!” Going to Pin It – for some reason I can’t “like” it…. the icon says “loading’… darn !
Thanks for pinning Cecile! 🙂
Bruschetta is such a simple idea, but you can’t beat it for ripe bursting flavours of happiness!
I agree! 🙂
I was thinking this would be so wonderful with basil but I bet it would be just as great with the mint. YUM!
Oh my god, Anne, that looks beautiful! I roast whole cherry tomatoes a lot just like that, to toss on pasta dishes mostly, but I’ve always made bruschetta either fresh or from time-consumingly halved and slow-roasted cherry tomatoes. Your version sounds much easier and looks incredible. Yay for summer! (Santa Barbara has also been enjoying full on “June gloom”…)
Thanks Allison! 🙂 When I was making this, I thought about you… you having a fondness for tomatoes. Have a great weekend!
I love roasted tomatoes, Anne! They have such a concentrated flavor that I’m crazy about. This looks delicious.
This is one of my must have starter when i visit my fave italian restaurant…
Bruschetta used to be my “signature” party app – my family always expected me to make it and I’d always do tomato basil and a mushroom one : ). I’ve finally broken the habit but I do love bruschetta. Never tried it with cherry tomatoes your way and I’ll have to correct that. I’ve fallen in love with grape tomatoes in the last few years. As usual, it looks great!
Nothing beats some tasty bruschetta with a nice drink for summer.
It tastes just like summer holidays in Italy :))
This looks fresh and delicious! I will be definitely be eating this when it’s tomato harvest time in the garden. Thanks for this great recipe!
Great idea, Anne. Roasting those tomatoes really brings out their sweetness. Add a couple spices and you’ve got a great bruschetta. These are perfect to nosh upon while waiting for the resident GrillMaster to deliver the goods. 🙂
Look at those vibrant colours – gorgeous!
We’ve been having weird weather here too, but I definitely think it’s safe to say Summer is in the cards! I seriously LOVE roasted tomatoes, so this looks divine!!!
Winters have arrived in Perth and I crave for soups and hearty meals. Love those Tomatoes. So beautiful and fresh.
Nom Nomm… I am drooling right now. The toasted breads must be so good with the roasted tomatoes!
oooh, this looks heavenly.. I can see the glossiness of the tomatoes… love oven roasted tomatoes. Such a great way to make bruschetta.
Really love the burst of tomato based recipes everywhere! I adore tomatoes, especially vine ripened sweet ones. I make something similar to this and toss them in pasta. Having this with toast is a genius idea!
Oh my your tomatoes looks so delicious and love ciabatta. A mojito sounds good….right about now.
Wow, the roasted grape tomatoes look so mouthwatering delicious Anne! Love the sound of all those fresh herbs combined with the tomatoes and toasted ciabatta. Great choice for noshing on indeed 🙂
I love roasted tomatoes. This looks so delicious. Thanks for sharing!
What a lovely photo! Grape tomatoes are wonderful and served up this way is perfect.
I love roast tomatoes too! What a beautiful and effortlessly simple dish. Thanks for posting.
Mmmm, cannot wait for my tomatoes to produce so I make this, We are having the same weird weather.
Why have I never thought to roast the tomatoes for bruschetta – great idea, thank you!
Umm, bruschetta! Absolutely love this, one of my favorites in the summer with all the fresh tomatoes and herbs! Great post, Anne!
Those tomatoes are so vibrant after roasting! Looks like a perfect side dish (or main dish… ha ha!).
I love bruschetta and I think it’s great that you roasted the tomatoes…really brings out a great flavor in them I think!
Oh, that looks molto delizioso! We’ve been having the oddest weather as well!! Sigh! Can’t wait for tomatoes that have spent lots of time in the SUN! By the way, I LOVE Mojito’s… my friends have crowned me The Mojito Queen! And my car is the colour of a Mojito, which I have named Mojita! My car is a “she”.
Such a simple dish but looks awesome!
This is one of those mouth watering, simple, perfect dishes. That and when you put the words Roast and Tomato in a sentance together I start to drool.
Looks so good, I can’t wait until I start getting tomatoes off the cherry tomato plants. We have had nothing but rain and cool weather. At least I can make a mojito and think about your bruschetta.
I love bruschetta – and I especially love all the fresh herbs in this! The weather has been weird here too lately – it was horrendous storms this morning and now it’s sunny and then it’s supposed to storm again later. How about just sunny?? lol
I’ve never thought of roasting cherry tomatoes for bruschetta…what an incredible idea! I could make a meal out of this!
Roasted tomatoes make my life during the summer! What a great idea for bruschetta!
Oh, yum! Bruschetta is one of my favorite foods, but I never thought to roast the tomatoes. Such a great idea!
Mouthwatering! My absolute favorite think to do with tomatoes – roasting. Put them together with fresh basil and mint and OMG – gotta have some right now!! I have even slow roasted canned tomatoesin the middle of winter. Results are pretty darn good.
Aw…I love roasted tomatoes and the ciabatta looks perfect to go with it!
Love roasted tomatoes. It really brings out the sweetness in them. Now with summer here, going to be roasting tomatoes a lot. Tastes really good in soup too!
I have lots of grape tomatoes to use before my trip, and this sounds like a perfect use to finish them all. I love bruschetta… I sometimes eat too much that I cannot eat the meal afterwards. =P
This looks delicious! We’re doing bruschetta tomorrow for a party and I am roasting the garlic, but I think roasting the tomatoes as well would be a great idea. I love roasted tomatoes – they are useful for so many things….
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