Mix 1/4 cup olive oil with basil, some salt to taste, the thyme, garlic powder, minced garlic, and black pepper in a large bowl. Depending on personal taste.
Stir the tomatoes into the herb-seasoned oil as per the above.
If desired, add 1 1/2 tablespoon more olive oil for richness. Let the topping stand for 1 hour to blend flavors before serving, in the fridge.
Slice a ciabatta loaf and place on an oven tray, drizzle with olive oil and parmesan, maybe sliced olives and set aside. Go easy on the oil though, you don’t want to drown it.
When your guests arrive, top the ciabatta with the mixture and heat in a moderate oven, simple! Enjoy all year round, indoors and outside with best friends and family.