Goat Cheese Toasts with Balsamic and Roasted Tomatoes

Goat Cheese Toasts with Balsamic and Roasted Tomatoes

Goat Cheese Toasts with Balsamic and Roasted Tomatoes

It seems like every type of food is having a little moment to shine in the spotlight. Toast – it’s a thing. Or is it? Is Toast’s moment in the sun almost over? Are things like tater tots and cruffins taking over the spotlight? Regardless of its popularity (or lack thereof), Toast will always have a place in my heart.

Even unadorned, Toast is delicious: the edges get crunchy and slightly caramelized, the golden brown outsides give way to soft and piping hot insides. When Toast is good, oh, it’s good. And as much as I like plain, I do play dress up every now and then. A bit of rich goat cheese, some roasted tomatoes, a drizzle of reduced balsamic and fresh basil is always a classic play.
GOAT CHEESE TOASTS WITH BALSAMIC AND ROASTED TOMATOES
YIELD: AS NEEDEDPREP TIME: 5 MINUTESACTIVE TIME: 5 MINUTESTOTAL TIME: 10 MINUTES
slices of good quality bread, as needed
fresh goat cheese
roasted cherry tomatoes
reduced balsamic vinegar
fresh basil
olive oil
salt and pepper to taste

Toast the bread. I like to toast mine up in a pan: drizzle a tiny bit of oil in a pan and heat over medium. Place the bread in the hot oil and toast, keeping an eye on it, until golden brown and crisp. Flip.

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Spread the goat cheese on to the toast and top with balsamic, basil, a drizzle of oil, and salt and pepper to taste. Enjoy immediately!

goat cheese toast with roasted tomatoes and balsamic -ROASTED CHERRY TOMATOES

cherry tomatoes, as needed, halved
2-3 cloves garlic, crushed
herbs, if desired
drizzle of olive oil
salt and freshly ground pepper
Preheat the oven to 400°F. Toss the tomatoes, garlic, and herbs (if using) in a bit of oil and arrange on a lined rimmed baking sheet. Season generously with salt and pepper and roast for 20-25 minutes.