Rustic Tomato Spread

Rustic Tomato Spread

Prep Time

10 minutes

Cook Time

120 minutes


8 people
Rustic Tomato Spread


  • 2 pounds cherry tomatoes, halved
  • 6 cloves garlic, chopped
  • 1/4 cup olive oil
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 2 tablespoons Parmesan cheese
  • freshly ground black pepper
  • extra virgin olive oil


  • 1 Preheat oven to 400 degrees F.
  • 2 Combine tomatoes and their juices, garlic, olive oil, salt and pepper in a heavy pot and cook covered for 1 hour. Remove the lid and cook for 1 more hour, or until the juice has thickened.
  • 3 Stir occasionally and scrape down the tomatoes from the edges to prevent burning.
  • 4 Cool and puree finely to a paste-like consistency.
  • 5 Top with Parmesan cheese and serve on toasted baguettes.


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