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Oven-Roasted Garlicky Grape Tomatoes combine with creamy burrata and bright-flavored fresh basil for a simple take on fancy toast that’s hard to beat.

On a recent trip to the farmers’ market, I couldn’t resist picking up a couple pints of the loveliest grape tomatoes…only to get them home and realize that looks can be deceiving! They were seriously lacking in the flavor department. The only hope I had of salvaging them (and rendering them edible) was to cook them in some way.

I went with roasting (because when in doubt, always go with roasting!). Garlic is such a natural flavor pairing with tomato, so I added that here as well, and I think it made all the difference. Also, use the best quality extra-virgin olive oil you have for this recipe. And that’s really the only flavors going on here! But I promise, it’s a great way to transform tomatoes into something spectacular.

I want to mention, I was tempted to do a confit here (where something is cooked low and slow in a pure fat), but I deviated from the process in a couple of ways. First, I didn’t use enough oil to fully submerge the tomatoes (because for what I was going for, it seemed like overkill). And also, I didn’t quite have the patience to go low and slow for the entire duration of the cooking process. But I may play around with the recipe a bit during tomato season and come up with a real confit. I wonder how it would affect the flavor. But for now, I am more than satisfied with my now-edible tomatoes, which don’t seem to be quite in season yet here in Florida.

Now, if you’re wondering how to serve up these beauties, here are a few ideas:

  • Make into a sandwich or wrap with fresh mozzarella, basil, and a drizzle of olive oil and balsamic vinegar
  • Add to a salad (I’ve added them to leafy green salads, lentil salads, and quinoa salads)
  • Use as a pizza or pasta topper
  • Use as a ketchup replacement (next-level burgers!)
  • Add to an omelet
  • And of course, use these tomatoes to make my Burrata, Basil, and Garlicky Grape Tomato Toast!

I really don’t get to make enough toast (fancy or otherwise) in my life, mostly because I don’t eat toast unless I make my paleo sandwich bread or pick up a loaf of sprouted grain or gluten-free bread. But I think I just might start keeping bread around more often because not only is fancy toast easy to make (it’s a no-brainer, really), but it’s delicious, fun, and–dare I say it?–impressive! I was impressed anyway. The combination of flavors going on here is lovely.

If you haven’t tried burrata yet, you’re in for a real treat. The outside is like fresh mozzarella and the inside is rich and creamy and nothing short of luscious. The sweet tang from the tomatoes cuts the richness well, and garlic and olive oil add depth of flavor. Fresh basil, sea salt, and black pepper are all it needs to achieve toast perfection.

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Oven-Roasted Garlicky Grape Tomatoes and Fancy Toast {Wolf Gourmet Four-Slice Toaster Giveaway Worth $499}
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Yield: About 3½ cups
Oven-Roasted Garlicky Grape Tomatoes combine with creamy burrata and bright-flavored fresh basil for a simple take on fancy toast that’s hard to beat.
  • 2 pints (4 cups) grape tomatoes, rinsed and patted dry
  • 4 large cloves garlic, crushed
  • ⅓ cup (80 ml) extra-virgin olive oil
  • ¾ teaspoon coarse sea salt (I used pink Himalayan salt)
  • ¼ teaspoon ground black pepper
  1. Preheat oven to 400F.
  2. Toss together all ingredients and spread the tomatoes out onto a 9 by 13-inch casserole dish.
  3. Roast for 20 minutes, tossing once halfway through.
  4. Turn the oven down to 325F and roast another 40 minutes, tossing once halfway through.
  5. Serve hot, at room temperature, or chilled.
  6. Store leftovers covered in the fridge for up to 5 days (or make this ahead!).
Burrata, Basil, and Garlicky Grape Tomato Toast: For each slice of toast, you’ll need: ⅓ to ½ of a ball of burrata, ¼ cup Oven-Roasted Garlicky Grape Tomatoes, 1 teaspoon toasted pine nuts, a sprinkle of fresh basil chiffonade, and 1 teaspoon extra-virgin olive oil (or use the oil from the roasted tomatoes).

: : GIVEAWAY : :

Wolf Gourmet is providing a toaster for this giveaway! The suggested retail price for this four-slice toaster is $499, and it’s currently priced at $399.95. It’s a pretty great toaster, if I do say so myself. It features extra-wide bread slots, self-centering bread lines (so it results in great toast no matter how thick or thin your bread is), has a three-minute “keep warm” setting after toasting, has a frozen setting, has a bagel setting (because bagel lovers know how hard it can be to get the perfect level of toastiness on both sides!), is easy to clean, durable, and is a lovely addition to your kitchen countertop.

To participate in this giveaway, just leave a comment on this post telling me your favorite topping for toast.

For extra entries, you can do any of the following (please leave a separate comment for each so they can be counted as additional entries):

  • Tell me if your favorite “fancy toast” toppings. (I’m a pretty simple girl! Things like fresh berries count, lol.)
  • Like An Edible Mosaic on Facebook.
  • Like Sub-Zero and Wolf on Facebook.
  • Share this giveaway on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, or Pinterest using the hashtag #WolfGourmet and @AnEdibleMosaic.

You do not need to have a blog to enter this giveaway. To enter, you must be at least 18 years old. For shipping purposes, this giveaway is only open to U.S. residents and we are not able to ship to P.O. boxes. This giveaway ends on April 24, 2017 at 11:59 PM EST. Once the giveaway ends, the winner will be randomly chosen and notified via email. The winner will have three business days to respond with his or her mailing information, otherwise a new winner will be randomly chosen. Good luck to all!

Disclosure: Wolf Gourmet provided me with a toaster for review, and they are providing the toaster for this giveaway; as always, opinions stated are my own.

Faith, author of An Edible Mosaic.
About Faith

I’m the writer, recipe developer, photographer, and food stylist behind this blog. I love finding the human connection through something we all do every day: eat! Food is a common ground that we can all relate to, and our tables tell a story. It’s my goal to inspire you to get in the kitchen, try something new, and find a favorite you didn’t know you had.

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  1. My favorite fancy topping for toast is fried eggs!

  2. I liked An Edible Mosaic on Facebook as Natalie Yarbrough.

  3. My favorite topping for toast is peanut butter and honey

  4. Melissa Storms says:

    I love cream cheese and green olives on toast.

  5. Dana Rodriguez says:

    Liked Sub-Zero and Wolf on Facebook

  6. Dana Rodriguez says:

    Liked An Edible Mosaic on Facebook.

  7. Dana Rodriguez says:

    Nothing beats blueberry jam and butter with powdered sugar on toasted wheat bread! Yum!

  8. Steve Weber says:

    I Like Sub-Zero and Wolf on Facebook.

  9. Steve Weber says:

    I Like An Edible Mosaic on Facebook.

  10. Steve Weber says:

    My favorite topping for toast is butter and cinnamon sugar.

  11. I like Sub-Zero and Wolf on facebook

  12. I like you on facebook

  13. I like strawberry jam

  14. I like SubZero / Wolf Gourmet on FB (Tina Woo)

  15. I like An Edible Mosaic on FB (Tina Woo)

  16. I love goat cheese and spicy apricot jam.

  17. I can’t find my comment, so I’m re-commenting. If this is a dupe, please delete.
    My favorite topping for toast is cinnamon and sugar. I also like fancy gourmet jams.

  18. ET Pruitt says:

    Avocado is my favorite topping

  19. I already liked @subzerowolf on Facebook.

  20. I already liked you on Facebook.

  21. I like my toast simple: sweet salted butter with homemade preserves (preferably fig).

  22. I follow Wolf on FB (Rose Schmidt).

  23. I follow you on FB (Rose Schmidt)

  24. I love strawberry jam on toast and if I am feeling really indulgent, Nutella!

  25. Christine Lee says:

    My favorite toast topping almond butter and bananas with cinnamon for sweet and a similarly garlic roasted spread with tomatoes for savory. I love the texture garlic becomes once roasted; it’s so creamy!

  26. Tamra Phelps says:

    I liked Sub-Zero and Wolf on Facebook. Username is Tamra Phelps.

  27. Tamra Phelps says:

    I like An Edible Mosaic on Facebook. Username is Tamra Phelps.

  28. Tamra Phelps says:

    I’m not sure this counts as a ‘fancy’ toast topping, but I love a peanut butter I found that has white chocolate mixed in it. It tastes amazing on toast. If I have strawberries, I’ll slice them & add them, too.

  29. Karen Goodwin Delaney likes Sub-Zero and Wolf on Facebook.

  30. Karen Goodwin Delaney likes An Edible Mosaic on Facebook.

  31. My fancy topping is smashed avocado and sliced tomatoes

  32. My usual go-to topping is plain butter

  33. My favorite is smashed avocado with arugula and roasted tomatoes. Your tomatoes look delicious!

  34. I like Sub Zero and Wolf on Facebook. Starla Bates

  35. I like you on Facebook :) Username Starla Bates

  36. Wow, my toast never looks as fancy or delicious as yours! Totally pinning to try later. Lately I have been much of a ‘basic’ girl with avocado and fried egg. Maybe a tiny squirt of sriracha! ;)

  37. For a “fancy” topping I enjoy chèvre and fresh herbs.

  38. I like honey on toast.

  39. My favorite regular topping for toast is cherry preserves.

  40. I just like butter on my toast.

  41. My favorite “fancy” topping for toast is a thick layer of cultured butter topped with sliced radishes, with a sprinkle of kosher salt and fresh ground pepper.

  42. My favorite ‘fancy’ topping is brie and orange marmalade. Sweet, salty, and creamy!

  43. I like Sub-Zero and Wolf on Facebook.

  44. I like your Facebook page.

  45. I wouldn’t say its very fancy but my favorite combination on toast is almond butter, Medjool dates, sliced bananas, granola and a drizzle of honey. Its great fuel for a distance runner like myself!

  46. My favorite topping for toast is almond butter.

  47. Homemade cultured butter and honey!

  48. Jaclyn Reynolds says:

    Facebook fan!

  49. Jaclyn Reynolds says:

    Raspberry jam!

  50. Ooh, Faith…I LOVE burrata! And these garlicky tomatoes look absolutely delicious, and very versatile (this whole recipe would be great as a pasta dish.

    My favorite toast topping – that’s a tough one. Let’s start with hummus, add avocado, red onion, red bell pepper, cucumber slices…and some kind of sprouts…broccoli sprouts, pea shoots, clover sprouts….

    The toaster looks fabulous! Count on Wolf to make a quality product.

  51. My favorite topping is blackberry jam.

  52. All time favorite topping on toast is Strawberry jam on a nice crusty toasted sourdough! Delish!

  53. This is gorgeous and now I’m starving! I want this toaster – it’s so beautiful!!! My favorite topping for toast is pastured butter or avocado with hot sauce and sesame seeds.

  54. Apricot jam with sliced almonds

  55. I don’t know if it’s fancy, but I also love avocado on toast.

  56. My favorite thing on toast is strawberry jam.

  57. Carol Garza says:

    Hands down, my favorite topping for toast is grilled (until blackened) and peeled red bell peppers mixed with plenty of fresh garlic and nice extra virgin olive oil. I first had this is Spain about 40 years ago and never forgot it. Whenever we grill it anything we throw red peppers on the grill so we can make plenty of this topping for toast and leftover meats. I also throw it in just about anything I cook, but it is best on toast.

  58. Denise Wilson says:

    I like subzero on facebook

  59. Denise Wilson says:

    I like your page on facebook

  60. cheryl larimer says:

    I like Faith’s Kitchen and Sub-Zero on FB.

  61. cheryl larimer says:

    I love peanut butter and honey on my toast in the morning and avocados in the afternoon.

  62. And finally, I had already Liked Sub-Zero and Wolfe too, because their appliances are stunning.

  63. And I liked you on Facebook long ago, before it was cool. ;)

  64. Having just posted about it today, I can’t hide my affection for avocado toast. Simple is best!

  65. I like Sub-Zero and Wolf on Facebook

  66. I like An Edible Mosaic on Facebook

  67. My favorite fancy toast has cream cheese and lox, yummmm

  68. My favorite is cinnamon sugar toast! Was a staple of my childhood and I still love it today.

  69. Theresa Krier says:

    I have always loved cinnamon sugar on my toast, since I was a kid, now my grandkids love it too. thanks so much !

  70. Suzanne Nichols says:

    I like Edible Mosaic on FB!

  71. Suzanne Nichols says:

    I liked Sub Zero on FB!

  72. Suzanne Nichols says:

    I like avocado on my toast!

  73. My favorite toast is avacado with lime basil and walnut. The wolfe toaster is beautiful.

  74. I follow Wolf Gourmet on Facebook

  75. Amanda Thompson says:

    I posted on Pinterest and Twitter as Chipsmama84.

  76. I follow an Edible Mosaic on Facebook

  77. I love just some good grape jelly on my toast. I know it sounds boring but it is super yummy!

  78. Amanda Thompson says:

    I love baby heirloom tomatoes and mozzarella balls, drizzled with olive oil and vinegar, over toasted bread!

  79. I like my toast with avocado and a poached egg!

  80. Emily Jelassi says:

    your garlicky tomatoes look so good! my favorite toast topping is almond butter and sliced strawberries – yum :D

  81. carol clark says:

    i also like sub-zero and wolf on facebook

  82. carol clark says:

    i liked you on facebook already

  83. carol clark says:

    i like everything from cheese on my toast to butter to honey to lime zest and mangoes i love toast so i try everything and butter with jam

  84. My favorite toast topper is almond butter

  85. I must try this recipe! I’m partial to toast with avocado and a fried egg…with lots of sriracha!

  86. Jessie C. says:

    Like Sub-Zero and Wolf on Facebook

  87. Jessie C. says:

    Like An Edible Mosaic on Facebook.

  88. Jessie C. says:

    My favorite toast toppings are fresh blueberries and maple syrup.

  89. I love everything in this toast bread. One of my favorite toppings is ricotta cheese, fresh basil and a drizzle of olive oil. ❤️

  90. OK…don’t judge, please. I like to crush up potato chips, put them on my toast, and then top with sour cream and chives.

  91. Butter, butter, and more butter! But now that I’m dairy free, it’s ghee on paleo toast.

  92. I shared your post on FB

  93. I like Sub_zero and Wolf on FB

  94. I follow you on Facebook as Sandy Headtke

  95. My favorite toast topping is cinnamon sugar. But I make mine a little different than what my mom made us, I use vanilla bean sugar, cinnamon and cardamom. Makes my childhood comfort food just that much better.

  96. Megan Campagna says:

    I like Sub Zero and Wolf on FB :)

  97. Megan Campagna says:

    I like An Edible Mosiac on FB (and follow in Instagram because your feed is ?)

  98. Megan Campagna says:

    I have a sweet tooth so my easy, go-to toast topping is simply PB and banana slices :) your toast looks amazing though, I’ll have to try it!

  99. Megan Campagna says:

    My favorite “fancy” toast topping is maple almond butter with sautéed apple cinnamon slices! It reminds me of French toast :)

  100. What I love most about your roasted garlicky grape tomatoes is that it can be made all year round since grape tomatoes always have great flavor!

  101. Beautiful and mouthwatering! I love everything about this open-faced sandwich.



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