I always use fresh plum tomatoes and fresh basil (with the exception of the canned tomatoes the recipe calls for), everything else can be dried. This is a tedious recipe because you must roast the tomatoes first then blend all the ingredients until smooth. It’s well worth it!
Because I’m so kind I posted the recipe below, you’ll thank me later 😉.
As for the cheese toast, this was my first time making this but it was soo tasty.
First use shredded cheese. I used Vermont cheddar. I’m terrible with measurements so use your discretion (maybe 3 tablespoons depending on how much bread).
Mix the cheese with minced garlic, about 1 tsp and about 2 tbsp of olive oil.
Spread the mixture over sliced French bread and toast on 350 until cheese melts.