Baked Tomatoes, Peppers, and Goat Cheese with Crisped Toasts

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A marriage between two of our favorite summer fruits, this savory-sweet dish is decorated with soft cheese and a hint of garlic. Served over a crispy baguette, it’s the perfect summer lunch, midday snack, or party appetizer.

Active Time
10 minutes
Total Time
20 minutes

Ingredients

    • 3 Tbsp finely chopped shallot
    • 2 garlic cloves, finely chopped
    • 4 Tbsp extra virgin olive oil, divided
    • 1 1/2 pints grape or cherry tomatoes, halved
    • 1/3cup chopped piquillo peppers
    • 8 (1/4-inch thick) rounds soft mild goat cheese
    • Accompaniment: toasted baguette slices or crackers

Preparation

    1. Preheat broiler.
    2. Cook shallot and garlic in 3 Tbsp. oil in a 12-inch skillet over medium heat, stirring, until softened, about 2 minutes. Add tomatoes, red peppers, and 1 tsp. each kosher salt and pepper and cook, stirring, until tomatoes are softened and juicy, about 5 minutes.
    3. Transfer mixture to a 1 1/2–2 qt shallow baking dish and arrange cheese over top and drizzle with remaining 1 Tbsp. olive oil. Broil until cheese is softened and lightly charred, 3–5 minutes.

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