Roasted Cherry Tomato Crostini with Oregano-Lemon Goat Cheese Recipe

Roasted Cherry Tomato Crostini with Oregano-Lemon Goat Cheese Recipe
Staff Writer

Photo Modified: Flickr/Keith McDuffee

This delectable dish is the perfect finger-food for large groups or intimate gatherings. The combination of sweet cherry tomatoes and goat cheese on toasted baguette slices is nothing less than irresistible. 

Ingredients

  • 1 pint cherry tomatoes, sliced in half and seeded
  • 4 tablespoons olive oil
  • 1 sprig of thyme, roughly chopped
  • 1 sprig of oregano, roughly chopped, plus 1 tablespoon oregano leaves, finely chopped
  • 2 cloves garlic, crushed
  • Salt and pepper, to taste
  • ½ French baguette, cut into ¼-inch slices
  • 1 cup goat cheese, softened
  • Zest of 1 lemon

Directions

Preheat the oven to 425 degrees.

In a mixing bowl, combine the tomatoes, 2 tablespoons olive oil, thyme, the sprig of oregano, and garlic, then toss. Season with salt and pepper. Spread the mixture on a baking sheet and cook for about 15 minutes, or until tomatoes are slightly browned. Transfer the tomatoes to a mixing bowl and allow to cool. Lower the oven to 350 degrees.

Using a pastry brush, coat the baguette slices with 1 tablespoon of olive oil and place them on a baking sheet. Cook in the oven until hard and golden brown, about 8 minutes.

While the bread is in the oven, combine the goat cheese, lemon zest, oregano leaves, and remaining olive oil in a mixing bowl. Fold together with a rubber spatula and season lightly with salt and pepper. 

Spread the goat cheese mixture on the baguette slices, and place 3-4 tomato halves on top. Serve immediately.

Cherry Tomato Shopping Tip

Buying fruits in season when they are at the peak of their freshness make for great tasting food and can save you money.

Cherry Tomato Cooking Tip

Don’t throw out your overripe fruit – instead blend into a smoothie or salad dressing, add to muffin batter, bake into a cobbler, or boil down with sugar and a little lemon juice to make jam.

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