I may just be in danger of eating this open faced sandwich three times a week for the rest of the summer. The toasted bread provides the perfect crunchy contrast for the cream cheese layer, and the roasted tomatoes burst in your mouth. A little basil and garlic sauteed with the tomatoes really make the tastes pop! (And it takes about 10 minutes to make.) Mmm…
- French bread
- Cream cheese
- Cherry or grape tomatoes
- Fresh basil
- Minced garlic
- A glug or two of olive oil
- Half all of the tomatoes and cut the basil into thin strips. Toss the tomatoes, basil, garlic, and olive oil into a small saucepan. Saute for 7-8 minutes on medium heat, or until skin of the tomatoes starts to crinkle. Meanwhile…
- Slice a 6- to 8-inch piece of French bread in half and pop each half in the toaster. My toaster is a little on the small side, so I toast half and then flip it around and toast the other half.
- Spread the toasted French bread with a generous layer of whipped cream cheese and top with your sauteed tomato/basil/garlic mix.