Toaster Oven Roasting :: Side Dishes
Serve over pasta, or make it thicker for use on bruschetta or as a dip.
1 pint sm. grape tomatoes or cherry tomatoes
1/4 to 1/2 C. extra-virgin olive oil
1/2 C. packed fresh basil leaves
Preheat oven to 400 degrees F.
Drizzle olive oil over a cookie sheet pan and roll the tomatoes around on it to coat them with olive oil. Place them in the oven and watch so they do not burn. Begin watching closely at about 15 min. They should have given up all their liquid and begun to shrivel up.
Remove the tomatoes and let them cool. When cool enough to handle, scrape all of them in a blender and add the fresh basil. Purée, then open the top of the blender and gradually add additional olive oil to emulsify the mixture to the consistency you desire. There will be about 1 pint of coulis.