Open-Faced Sandwich with Roasted Tomatoes and Gorgonzola Dolce

January 12, 2010
0 Ratings
  • Serves One
Author Notes

I've been wanting to try Michael Symon's Spicy Tomato and Blue Cheese Soup from the cookbook "Michael Symon's Live To Cook" since I read about it on the Amateur Gourmet blog ( I still haven't tried it, but decided instead to incorporate some of the same flavors in a simple sandwich. This is a delicious, satisfying dinner for one (with very little clean up!). —arielleclementine

What You'll Need
  • 2 roma tomatoes
  • 1/2 small red onion, sliced thinly
  • 1 tablespoon extra virgin olive oil
  • 1 teaspoon fresh oregano, chopped
  • kosher salt and freshly ground black pepper
  • 1-2 thick slices country bread
  • 2-3 ounces gorgonzola dolce
  • 2 tablespoons walnuts, chopped
  • extra virgin olive oil, for drizzling
  • kosher salt, for sprinking
  1. Preheat the oven to 425 degrees and line a baking sheet with aluminum foil.
  2. Slice the tomatoes in half, remove the core and seeds. Toss the tomatoes with the onions, oregano, and olive oil on one half of the baking sheet. Make sure the tomatoes are cut-side down. Sprinkle with salt and pepper. Roast for 25 minutes.
  3. After 25 minutes, put the sliced bread and walnuts on the other half of the baking sheet and cook 5 minutes longer, so that the bread and walnuts can toast. Remove the baking sheet from the oven.
  4. Drizzle the toasted bread lightly with olive oil, and sprinkle with kosher salt. Spread the gorgonzola on the bread thickly, then top with the roasted tomatoes, onions, and walnuts. Add a few torn oregano leaves and enjoy :)
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I have always loved food. My favorite books as a kid always featured food (eg. The Berenstain Bears Get the Gimmies- so much candy!) and I loved cooking shows like Yan Can Cook and The Frugal Gourmet. I started cooking the Thanksgiving dinner for my family when I was 13 years old. I have food52 to thank for inspiring me to come up with my own recipes, as well as for introducing me to a community of fantastic cooks and their amazing recipes. I try my best to cook locally and seasonally, and I tend to prefer straightforward, simple recipes where the ingredients get to shine. I live in wonderful Austin, Texas with my husband, Andy (a video game programmer) and my son, Henry (an 8-month-old who loves to eat).

9 Reviews

erinmonge January 15, 2010
Absolutely delicious!
Helenthenanny January 15, 2010
It is a great cheese and I think the acid from the tomatoes is perfect with it! And the walnuts and Dolce are so wonderful together too! Very delicious one, sister!
arielleclementine January 15, 2010
thanks, sis! and thanks for introducing me to this cheese!
lastnightsdinner January 13, 2010
Yum. I absolutely love gorgonzola dolce, and this sounds wonderful.
arielleclementine January 13, 2010
hey, thanks! it is a glorious cheese :)
aargersi January 13, 2010
This looks wonderful! What's gorgonzola dolce and did you get it at Central Market? (I am in Austin too :-)
arielleclementine January 13, 2010
Haha! Yes, I did get it at Central Market! I bought the smallest piece of the simply labeled "gorgonzola dolce" from the Bleu section- I'm not sure of the brand. How fun that you knew where I got it! Thanks :)
arielleclementine January 13, 2010
oh, i misread your question! gorgonzola dolce is a younger, milder, softer version of aged gorgonzola. it's a great gateway-blue cheese, if you have someone in your life who thinks they don't like blue cheese...
aargersi January 13, 2010
I am almost out of Lola Savannah so I need to run up there soon anyhow, will get some! Thanks!!!!