Roasted Tomato & Fennel Dip
Preheat oven to 400°F (200°C). In a bowl, combine the tomatoes, garlic, 2 tbsp (30 ml) olive oil and fennel seeds. Mix until tomatoes are well coated then transfer to a roasting pan. Roast tomatoes 30 to 35 min. or until they blister and are slightly charred. Remove and let cool.
In a blender, purée together the roasted tomatoes, toasted bread, vinegar, chili pepper paste and the salt. Add the remaining olive oil in a slow stream and purée until smooth. Transfer dip to a bowl and serve with an assortment of chopped vegetables.