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Slow Roasted Balsamic Tomato Bruschettas with Herb Smash & Pistachios


Ready in 2 hours, hands on time 20 minutes

This vibrant vegan canapé is perfect for hassle free entertaining. Prep the tomatoes and bruschetta toasts in advance for last minute assembly. To make cooking even easier this Christmas, this recipe can be purchased as a Recipe Kit with precisely weighed our and measured ingredients for no fuss and no waste. Visit www.farmdrop.com/shop/recipe-kits for this recipe and many more.

8 Farmdrop products in this recipe


Here’s how you do it

  1. Preheat the oven to 200℃/180℃ fan/400℉/Gas mark 6.
  2. Thinly slice the bread with a serrated knife, cut each slice in half to create 2 triangles (leave smaller end pieces whole).
  3. Drizzle with olive oil and a sprinkle of salt. Bake in a single layer on a baking tray for 8-10 minutes until crisp and golden brown. Leave to cool.
  4. Turn the oven down to 150℃/130℃ fan/300℉/Gas mark 2.
  5. Cut the tomatoes in half lengthways (or quarters for larger tomatoes), toss with salt, pepper, the balsamic vinegar and a drizzle of olive oil. Slow cook in a greaseproof paper lined roasting dish for 1 hour or until soft and squidgy (check at 30 minutes).
  6. To make the herb smash: finely chop the herbs (or use a food processor), then mix with the olive oil & lemon juice, salt and pepper - you want it to be slightly chunky, not too smooth
  7. Finely chop the pistachios.
  8. To assemble: divide the tomatoes between the bruschettas, top with ½ teaspoon of the herb smash and scatter with the chopped pistachios.


Tomato Bruschettas

  • 1 white bread roll
  • olive oil*
  • 250g baby plum tomatoes
  • 10ml balsamic vinegar
  • salt and pepper*

Herb Smash & Pistachios

  • Mixed herbs (basil, coriander, parsley, mint)
  • 15ml olive oil
  • 5ml lemon juice
  • salt and pepper*
  • 15g pistachios

Suitable for

  • Vegans
  • Vegetarians

What’s in this recipe

The Tomato Stall

Organic Baby Plum Tomatoes

1 Punnet (min. 250g)



The Oil Merchant

Duchessa Carlotta Balsamic Vinegar

1 Bottle (500ml)




Flat Leaf Parsley

1 Bunch (min. 15g)



Green Mint

1 Bunch (min. 15g)



Italian Basil

1 Bunch (min. 15g)



Organic Spanish Unwaxed Lemons

4 Lemons



Pistachios - Raw & Shelled

1 Bag (125g)