8 tomatoes, halved
fresh thyme leaves
sea salt and freshly ground pepper
4 slices sourdough bread
1 clove garlic, peeled
2 avocados, peeled and diced
150 grams bacon, sliced
2 shallots, finely chopped
1 tablespoon grain mustard
2 tablespoons olive oil
2 tablespoons good quality red wine vinegar
2 tablespoons chopped flat leaf parsley
Preheat the oven to 150°C.
Arrange the tomatoes on an oven tray, cut side up. Sprinkle with thyme leaves and drizzle with a little olive oil. Season and sprinkle with a pinch of sugar. Roast for 1 hour.
Brush the sourdough with a little olive oil and grill or toast until golden. Rub one side of the hot toast with the clove of garlic.
Dressing: Fry the bacon in a dry pan until the fat starts to run, then add the shallots and cook until the shallots are tender and the bacon is golden. Add the mustard, vinegar and the olive oil. Allow to bubble up then simmer for 1 minute. Add the parsley, season with freshly ground pepper and swirl to combine.
To serve: Place the grilled bread on serving plates. Top with the roasted tomatoes and avocado. Pour over the hot bacon dressing and serve immediately.