Being in college often means you do not have a luxurious kitchen. It does often means sharing a 100 sq. ft kitchen with 3-5 other people, which isn’t the easiest. Having a tiny kitchen makes me less interested in cooking, but Hisham Assaad’s blog, Cookin’ in Five Square Meters, has made me realize that no matter the size of your kitchen, you can still cook a masterpiece.
Asaad is a graphic designer from Lebanon who cooks and blogs in his spare time. On his blog you can find over 70+ recipes, and they all look to die for! Not to mention one of the first posts that I saw from him was a balsamic with roasted cherry tomatoes on
Labneh served on a piece of toast.
I decided to try out the recipe myself since it looked so good! However, I could not find Labneh, which is a strained yogurt, so I used cream cheese instead.
- 1 pack cherry tomatoes
- 1/4 cup olive oil
- 1 tbsp salt
- 2 tbsp balsamic vinegar
- 2 tbsp cream cheese
- 1 piece of toast
- 1 basil leaf (for decoration)
First turn the oven on and set the temperature to 300ºF. Then wash and clean the cherry tomatoes. In a large bowl, mix the tomatoes, salt, oil, and vinegar. Line a baking sheet with aluminum foil and lay the tomatoes with the liquid. Roast for an hour and a half, stirring occasionally to maintain an even roast. Then simply toast up a piece of bread, spread on the cream cheese and put the tomato mixture on top!
Asaad’s blog really inspired me to branch out and make toast a savory item rather than sweet, so look out because I’m bringing toast to a whole new level! I really liked learning about his different culture, and the food he makes. Asaad mixed things together that I never would have thought to do, but it ended up tasting great!