Roasted Grape Tomato and Basil Crostini

Super easy recipe and serve to your guests or for a quick before dinner appetizer. Everyone loves bread. Try out this yummy Roasted Grape Tomato and Basil Crostini Recipe! We created this for a recipe challenge along with the Triple Chocolate Fruit Pizza which won!

10 oz  cherry tomatoes, halved (or one box)
1/3c extra-virgin olive oil  (more as needed for bread)
4 sprigs fresh thyme   (or 2 tsp dry thyme)
sea salt & freshly ground black pepper (to taste)
8 cloves garlic, peeled and lightly crushed
1  large baguette, cut into 20 -24 (1/2-inch thick) diagonal slices
6 tbsp balsamic vinegar, or to taste
12 large fresh basil leaves, cut into fine ribbons, for garnish   (it only took about 6 leaves for me because I like less garnish)
1. Preheat oven 275 degrees. Place tomato halves in a medium mixing bowl and toss gently with 1/3 cup olive oil, garlic, and thyme sprigs (Optional:  Use  2 tsp dry thyme instead of thyme sprigs). Season with salt and pepper to taste. Arrange tomatoes on a rimmed baking sheet in a single layer and pour juices from bowl over tomatoes. Roast in preheated oven until golden brown and slightly shriveled, about 2 hours.  Check on tomatoes every 20-30 minutes and remove any blackened or shriveled tomatoes.
2. Remove tomatoes from oven and cool to room temp. Remove thyme sprigs (if used) and discard.

3. Arrange baguette slices on a rimmed baking sheet lined with foil. Brush tops with olive oil and sprinkle lightly with salt and pepper. Toast at low heat until golden brown on top.

4. Remove baguette slices from oven and top with 4 or 5 cherry tomato halves, gently pressing to adhere. Drizzle each crostini with balsamic vinegar and top with basil ribbons. Serve immediately.



Author: Kat

Kat is a married mom of three kids aged 19, 11, and 8 that lives close to Birmingham, AL. She loves cats, books, cooking, hockey, and watching movies. She is an admitted nerd, comic book lover, action figure & barbie doll collector, blackjack dealer, beginner croupier, and all around queen of the dorks. You can reach her at [email protected] to talk about product reviews, press trips, sponsorships, or brand messaging.

2 thoughts on “Roasted Grape Tomato and Basil Crostini”

  1. Roasting tomatoes brings out so much flavor! I love this recipe! Well, I love bread so throw some yummy tomatoes on it and I’m happy.

  2. Funny, of course I’ve already commented on this recipe. I think I’m going to make this for Christmas. Lots of flavor with minimum effort!

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