Good food never goes to waste under Replate's watch! They wanted to share an idea for how to use some items lying around your kitchen to create a new dish for lunch or dinner together with Pat the Spatula! Replate is a tech nonprofit that works with Trader Joe's to collect their surplus food and donate it to those facing food insecurity in the community. Check them out and Pat hopes you try this recipe!
Leftover French bread or sourdough, thickly sliced
A bunch of ripe tomatoes
1 teaspoon Kosher salt
1/2 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
Gorgonzola cheese - or cheese of choice
Preheat the oven to 300°F
Wash the tomatoes, and slice them in half, horizontally. Arrange them face up on aluminum foil or parchment paper. Lightly season with salt and pepper and olive oil. Finish with a drizzle of balsamic vinegar directly over the face of each tomato half
Roast for 40 minutes and remove
Toss bread, garlic and oil in a baking dish. Add the tomatoes
Roast for additional 30-40 minutes
Scatter with cheese and basil, and drizzle with extra oil to serve. Add any additional fun toppings you find in your kitchen!