The warm days that we’ve had these last couple of days have brought lots of life to my garden. Growing my own food gives me the opportunity to put together quick and delicious lunches with ease. Lately, I have been filling bowls of perfectly ripe tomatoes that are still warm from the afternoon sun. Which brings me to this absolutely delicious lunch. Buttery toast topped with roasted tomatoes. I am telling you its pretty easy to make and its perfect for fun lunches in the office. Feel free to get creative, I used this combination because that’s what I have in my garden.
1/2 lbs of assorted heirloom tomatoes or whatever is available to you
1 Tablespoon of extra virgin olive oil
4 steams of fresh thyme
Handful of baby greens, assorted
Pinch of sea salt
Fresh black pepper
Small Loaf of Bread from Trader Joe’s
Preheat oven to 400 degrees.In a large bowl whisk together oil, chopped thyme, salt and pepper. Add tomatoes and toss gently. Make sure all the tomatoes are coated with the oil and herb mixture.
Spread tomatoes out onto a rimmed baking sheet, cut side up. If you have leftover thyme place it on the baking sheet with the tomatoes
Roast in the oven for about 25 min or until tomatoes are dried on the outside but still a bit juicy on the inside.
You can enjoy these immediately or allow them to cool and store in an airtight container in the fridge for up to 4 days.
Rub Bread with butter and toast. Spread avocado, add roasted tomatoes, fresh black pepper, and top with a handful of baby greens. Enjoy!