Winter bruschetta

Oh la la

We still had a few ripe, red tomatoes to use up from our friend’s late harvest in early December. No, that wasn’t a typo, we live pretty far south. The fruit wasn’t as sweet as what you’d pull off the vine in summer, so a little roasting and a lot of garlic were in order.

Roasted Tomato Bruchetta

  • 6-8 slices day old bread brushed with olive oil and toasted
  • 10 small tomatoes quartered
  • 6 cloves garlic
  • 8 black olives chopped roughly
  • feta cheese
  • 8 anchovy fillets (optional)

Place the garlic and tomatoes in a roasting pan and drizzle with olive oil. Roast in an oven at 360 degrees until browned on the edges, about 45 minutes. Remove from oven and let cool to room temperature. Roughly chop the garlic and tomatoes and mix with the olives. Season with salt and pepper. Spread an anchovy fillet over each slice of bread, add a spoonful of tomato mixture and top with crumbled feta. Repeat until all tomato mixture is gone. Serve with a pinot gris or sauvignon blanc.

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49 Responses to Winter bruschetta

  1. It looks wonderful – I’m always jealous of fresh tomatoes!

  2. JamieAnne says:

    These look great. I’m not sure about the anchovies, but I’m crazy like that.

  3. Kristy says:

    Mike would love this with the anchovies. I’d skip the anchovies, but would love it too. Delicious!

  4. Yuri says:

    Bruschettas are so fun to make and to eat. Love the roasted tomatoes on top!

  5. Carolyn Chan says:

    Ooh the roasting would help to intensify the flavours nicely. And weirdly the addition of salt seems to bring out the sweetness !

  6. TasteFood says:

    I can manage this with our california tomatoes!

  7. BrainRants says:

    Best appetizer ever.

  8. A_Boleyn says:

    Still a lot more tomato than I care for but it does look like an attractive appetizer. πŸ™‚

  9. Courtney says:

    Soooo jealous you got fresh tomatoes. We’re dying up here with the store ones. Love the bruscetta!

  10. nrhatch says:

    Yummy! And FESTIVE looking.

  11. Oh, yes. This, right here, is pretty much what I want to eat every single night of the week: stuff on toasted bread. In the summer, it’s stuff on grilled bread. The garlic roasted tomatoes (fresh tomatoes in December! I envy thee so) look fantastic.

  12. Joanne says:

    Feta? Black olives? Garlic? Tomatoes? Yes please. I LOVE bruschetta. So simple yet so amazing!

  13. Okay.. you know how I am about bread lol.. and I would skip the anchovies and tomatoes. Even with that said, I’m still compelled to want to try this.

  14. wok with ray says:

    Okay now, this is my kind of bruchetta with anchovy and feta. Delicious, Greg!

  15. Oh la la is absolutely spot on!
    πŸ™‚ Mandy

  16. Those tomatoes look like a little piece of summer and I love the mix of flavours (HUGE anchovy fans here!)

  17. Sissi says:

    Your bruschette look luscious, but I would probably have to put dried tomatoes instead. (I cannot even dream of tomato harvest in December).

  18. Very nice! I adore a little bruschetta, but it’s usually a summer thing. I applaud your persistence πŸ˜€

  19. That looks great! For those of us not lucky enough to still have a few fresh tomatoes hanging around, the cherry toms from the store have decent flavor – especially roasted like this!

  20. ceciliag says:

    Awesome still having those last few tomatoes to make into something divine, lovely ingredients and how superb to have a little bit of summer in december!

  21. Oh la la, indeed!! I’ve been looking for canapΓ© recipes recently and this one’s on the list!

  22. Lucky you salvaged your tomatoes! I found two last night that were hidden underneath a container of greens in my crisper than they had already started to go bad. =(

  23. ChgoJohn says:

    Tomatoes in December!!! And what a great use for them. I must confess, though, that had I served these bruschette, I would have wolfed one down, in the kitchen & out of sight, that had had been topped off with 2 whole anchovies. Just can’t resist ’em.

  24. spree says:

    Oh you are a lucky dog to have fresh tomatoes in December! We have a beautiful frozen fog – but it doesn’t go nearly so well with anchovies.

  25. Oh to have ripe tomatoes in December. OK, I’m green with envy!

  26. Hm, no I have no tomatoes at this time of year! Wish I did! Too bad i couldn’t come up with a great bounty to show you again! πŸ˜‰ This does look yummy, but I’ll pass on the anchovies!

  27. egg me on says:

    Ripe tomatoes?? I don’t think they even have those in the grocery stores up here. πŸ˜‰ This bruschetta looks great, except for the olives. But otherwise — great stuff!

  28. and this my friend is going to be made in my house on christmas day! AWESOME

  29. Eva Taylor says:

    Lucky you, Greg! Sadly we will not have tasty tomatoes until next summer:(. But roasting them really brings out the flavour. YUM!

  30. These look great, I like the addition of anchovies! I’d have to have a nice tall glass of water to wash them darn salty things down! lol

  31. peasepudding says:

    The perfect snack with a glass of wine!

  32. i really love bruschetta:) this version sounds just lovely! thank you for sharing this.

  33. eva626 says:

    oh la la for sure! i never actually had one of those…

  34. Caroline says:

    Minus the anchovies, I’m all in! I love bruschetta.

  35. Oh la la captures it well. Love all the elements in these delightful bites!

  36. This looks soooo good. I’m going to make it this weekend. Thanks for sharing and welcoming me back! πŸ™‚ Happy Holidays to you!

  37. We often enjoy bruschetta… sometimes even make our own (shhh). I’ve never made them with anchovies, though, but would love that extra flavor!

  38. Tomatoes…you lucky dog! Love the flavors in the bruschetta, and now I’m pining for fresh tomatoes.

  39. Wonderful! I love the addition of anchovies!

  40. rsmacaalay says:

    That bread looks so perfectly crisp!

  41. I know you live south, but still having a few ripe tomatoes seems incredible to me….incredibly delicious.

  42. Charles says:

    That perfectly golden bread is speaking to me πŸ˜‰ I love bruschetta… big weakness of mine… what’s not to like? Little crumble of feta on top – perfect!

  43. spicegirlfla says:

    I try to not post (brag) about it, but I can grow tomatoes year round so this recipe is ideal for us! Always a crowd pleaser and a perfect appetizer!! or at times, my dinner!!

  44. Love love love feta! Never thought to put it with bruschetta. I put bruschetta on my blog last night; it’s funny how often we all are on the same wavelength!

  45. I love feta but am not a fan of anchovies. Looks great!

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