This is the perfect appetizer for your next party! Classy, beautiful and super delicious. We love offering guests something small before dinner just to get their mouths watering. It is important that the appetizer is also light. You don't want anything heavy before the main course.
The fact that Regina chose heirloom tomatoes for these Bruschettas is awesome. They are just so much more flavorful! Slightly sweet and acidic, their balanced characteristics match the fresh herbs and Bee Seasonal honey.
This is very easy to make, and also very quick!
Serves: 10 bruschettas
10 slices of ciabatta baguette
About 22-24 cherry tomatoes, different colors
6-8 leaves of fresh basil
2 stems of fresh oregano, leaves picked
2 garlic cloves
5 stems of thyme
parmesan cheese, about 1 tbsp
Salt and pepper to taste
- Preheat the oven at 350F. Take the half of cherry tomatoes and mix them with olive oil, thyme, minced garlic, salt and pepper. Roast the tomatoes for about 10-15 minutes, until the juices come out and they are soft and tender. The other half tomatoes cut in halves. Mix them with olive oil, drizzle of honey, salt and pepper.
- Grease the bread with olive oil and one clove of garlic from both sides. Toast the bread on the grill from both sides until golden brown and crispy. Set aside.
- Put the toasted bread into the prepared dish or cutting board. Make two different bruschettas. One will contain roasted cherry tomatoes (use all the juices you’ll have from them, it’s the best part!) with oregano leaves and drizzle of honey, and other ones will be with cut tomatoes, basil and parmesan cheese.
- Serve this simple bruschettas with red wine.
***NOTE*** make double portion of them, because it’s absolutely delicious and won’t be enough! :)