How Roasted Tomatoes and Goat Cheese Can Help Ferguson Heal

Cook Time 30 minsPrep Time
Preparation 5 minsCook Time
Total Time 35 mins Total Time
Serves 8     adjust servings


  • 3 cups cherry tomatoes, halved
  • 1-2 Tablespoons Olive oil
  • Kosher or Sea Salt
  • A few pinches sugar
  • Fresh ground pepper
  • 1/2 french baguette, sliced
  • 2 Tablespoons olive oil
  • 1 Tablespoon butter, melted
  • 6 ounces goat cheese
  • Fresh basil and olive oil for drizzling


  1. Preheat the oven to 400 degrees. Spread the tomatoes out on a baking sheet. Toss with 1-2 Tablespoons of olive oil until the tomatoes are well coated, then sprinkle evenly with salt, a few pinches of sugar and fresh ground pepper. Place in the oven for 15-20 minutes or until tomatoes are soft and sweet.
  2. Meanwhile, mix together the remaining olive oil and butter. Use a pastry brush to brush both sides of the baguette slices with the mixture then line them on a baking sheet. Place them in the oven with the tomatoes and bake for 15-20 minutes or until browned and crisped.
  3. When the tomatoes are done, transfer them to an oven safe plate or serving bowl and top with the goat cheese (you can slice it, crumble it, or leave it in a log). Place it back in the oven for an additional 5 minutes to warm the goat cheese. Remove from the oven, drizzle with a little bit more olive oil and sprinkle with fresh basil. Serve with toasted baguette, crackers, or veggies.


Recipe Notes

If you'd like to make this gluten free, don't make the toasted baguette bread and instead serve with gluten free crackers or vegetables.
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