Who doesn’t love a little toasty bread with olive oil and tomatoes. Yum! Adding fresh thyme to this recipe creates the Christmas-y spirit with red and green.
I hope you enjoy as much as my family does - they disappear in no time!
Merry Christmas and/or Happy Holidays to you!
Note: This recipe requires 1 hour and 40 minutes of roasting.
4 plum tomatoes, sliced lengthwise into quarters - creating 32 slices in total
Extra-virgin olive oil - about 4 Tbsp for drizzling
Unrefined sea salt
Freshly ground black pepper
1/2 cup fresh thyme - de-stemmed
4 cloves garlic, minced
1 clove garlic, kept whole
2 baguettes cut on the bias into 32 pieces
Optional: nutritional yeast for sprinkling and adding a cheesy flavour
Preheat oven to 275 degrees Fahrenheit. Line 2 baking sheets with crumpled parchment paper. Set aside.
Slice tomatoes, mince garlic and de-stem fresh thyme.
Place tomatoes on your baking sheet. Drizzle generously with olive oil. Sprinkle with thyme and minced garlic. Season with sea salt and ground pepper. Don’t be shy with your salt & pepper. They add great flavour.
Place the pan in the oven and toast for 1 hr and 30 minutes.
Meanwhile, slice your baguettes into 32 pieces. Place the sliced baguette onto your 2nd baking sheet. Drizzle with olive oil and sprinkle with nutritional yeast (if using)
Once the tomatoes have finished roasting, remove from the oven and set aside. Increase the oven temperature to 400 degrees Fahrenheit.
Place the bread slices into the oven to toast for 10 minutes.
Once the toast is done, move a slice of tomato onto each slice for 32 total pieces of Christmas toast.
Sprinkle with additional nutritional yeast, and season with more salt and pepper.