Roasted Tomato Goat Cheese Toasts
Entertaining on your Formula is easy with this elegant yet simple hors d'oeuvre. Just a small amount of prep work at home allows you to have fun in the sun all day and still offer delicious treats to your guests, watching the sun set into the horizon.
Roast the tomatoes at home and carry on board in a plastic container. At cocktail time, it's a snap to assemble the toasts with softened goat cheese and a fresh basil leaf for garnish!
- 1-1/2 pounds - Roma tomatoes
- 1 tablespoon - Minced garlic
- 4 tablespoons - Extra virgin olive oil
- 1/4 teaspoon - Salt
- 6-ounces - Goat cheese
- 1 to 2 bunches - Fresh basil leaves
- 1 each - French bread baguette or prepackaged baked toasts
Slice the tomatoes crosswise into 1/2" thick rounds. Toss with garlic, olive oil and salt. Line a baking tray with "release" foil. Spread tomatoes in a single layer on the pan. Bake at 300 degrees for approximately 1 1/2 hours or until they have reduced in size and intensified in color --- let cool. Remove from pan and place in a plastic container. Keep refrigerated.
If using the fresh bread, slice into 1/2" thick slices and place in a single layer on a baking pan. Bake at 400 degrees just until golden brown. Cool and store in a covered container.
To serve, spread each toast with softened goat cheese, top with tomato slices and garnish with a fresh basil leaf.