With a Grateful Prayer and a Thankful Heart: Roasted Tomato Caprese Salad

Friday, August 28, 2015

Roasted Tomato Caprese Salad

Oh, those wonderful summer tomatoes! Long, slow roasting with olive oil, garlic and balsamic concentrates the tomato flavor for a lovely caprese salad.

 Plum tomatoes, either from your garden or the market are used in this recipe.

 Slice tomatoes in half and scoop out the seeds leaving some of the core.

Arrange on a sheet pan and drizzle on olive oil

 then balsamic

 Add chopped garlic; sprinkle with sugar, salt and lots of black pepper.

Roast in a slow oven (275 degrees) until  the tomatoes are concentrated and begin to caramelize.

Cut the mozzarella

Arrange slices of mozzarella and basil leaves alternately with roasted tomatoes on plate.

Roasted Tomato Caprese Salad
recipe source Barefoot Contessa


Preheat the oven to 275 degrees.

12 plum tomatoes, halved lengthwise, seeds (not cores) removed
¼ cup olive oil, plus more for drizzling
1½-2 tablespoons balsamic vinegar
2 large garlic cloves, minced
2 teaspoons sugar
Kosher salt and freshly ground black pepper
16 ounces fresh salted mozzarella
12 fresh basil leaves

Arrange the tomatoes on a sheet pan, cut sides up, in a single layer. Drizzle with the olive oil and balsamic vinegar. Sprinkle with the garlic, sugar, 1½ teaspoons salt, and ½ teaspoon pepper. Roast for 2 hours until the tomatoes are concentrated and begin to caramelize. Allow the tomatoes to cool to room temperature.

Cut the mozzarella into slices. If the slices of mozzarella are larger than the tomatoes, cut the mozzarella slices in half. Layer the tomatoes alternately with the mozzarella on a platter and scatter the basil on top. If desired, sprinkle lightly with salt and pepper and drizzle lightly with olive oil. Serve at room temperature.
(Serves 6)


CatTales said...

This looks delicious. Wishing you a great weekend.

Maggie Ann said...

Your husband must adore you for being such a wonderful cook! I sure admire your skills in the kitchen =)

Ann said...

oh wow, that looks so good.

janice15 said...

These look great.. going to do this soon as I get some tomatoes.. My garden tomatoes didn't do well.. so I will have to purchase some.. Happy Weekend with love Janice

Lorrie said...

I've been making caprese salad a lot since our tomatoes began ripening, but this version, with roasted tomatoes would be wonderful! Thanks for sharing!

Susan said...

Mmmmmm yummy. Those look terrific. Susan

Brandi said...

Lorraine, you always share such great recipes. Your pictures are so vibrant. Beautiful work as always.


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