Thursday, July 22, 2010

Roasted Tomato Caprese

This is what was for dinner last night. I could
eat Caprese every night for the rest of my life!!!
Toast or grill some Italian bread and layer the Caprese
on top or just use the bread to mop up all the incredible
juices that are in the pan. YUM

Roasted Tomato Caprese
12 plum tomatoes, halved lengthwise, seeds removed
1/4 cup olive oil, plus more for drizzling
1 1/2 tablespoons balsamic vinegar
2 garlic cloves, minced
2 teaspoons sugar
kosher salt and fresh ground pepper
16 ounces fresh mozzarella
12 fresh basil leaves, julienned

Preheat oven to 275
Arrange tomatoes on a sheet pan, cut side up. in
a single layer. Drizzle with 1/4 cup of olive oil and
the balsamic vinegar. Sprinkle with the garlic,
sugar, 1 1/2 teaspoons salt, 1/2 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 slightly less than 1/2
inch thick. Layer the tomatoes alternately with
the mozzarella on a platter and scatter the basil
on top. Sprinkle with salt and pepper and drizzle
with olive oil. Serve at room temperature. Ina Garten.


  1. THAT LOOKS SO GOOD. MY MOUTH IS WATERING... i want some! YOU ARE AWESOME. i BET your hubs and kids just adore their moms food. Hugs, Jenn

  2. Hubs loves it all. My kiddies are very picky. Go figure. lol.

  3. That looks so good! Never thought of roasting the tomatoes first -- such a good idea!

  4. I have never tried that, but it sounds amazing!

  5. OMG! This looks so delicious! I just added this post to my book mark bar! Thanks so much for sharing this treasure!

  6. This is one of my favorites too... and it's really good for you. Something that can be made right out of the garden!... well, not the mozzerella :-)

  7. Yum! I am seriously going to sit down in front of the computer and copy all these recipes for my trip to the grocery store tomorrow. So many I want to try! Thanks for sharing!!

  8. Val, this looks amazing. I love, love fresh mozzarella. The roasted tomatoes sound delish. Drool worthy, but then again ALL your recipes are!!!! Going shopping for the ingredients, thanks for providing my dinner choice tonight!!

  9. YUM! :)

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  10. Looks good! I am going to have to try it! Following from Surfin Saturday! Have a great weekend!

  11. Hi Val and thanks so much for your sweet comment about my red dotty chairs! I am pleased to have come to your blog and found this recipe...YUM! It will have to wait until our New Zealand summer though - tomatoes are way too expensive at the moment :(
    xx Karen

  12. Looks and sounds delicious. I've bookmarked it in my recipe section for later use!

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  13. Oh, I just ADORE anything with the word caprese in the title! Haven't tried it with roasted tomatoes but now I will. :)

  14. I have enjoyed reading your blog so far. Caprese has to be a favourite. Roasting the tomatoes os the perfect way to intensify the flavours when they are less than ripe from the grocery store in the winter.It is nice to find another Val:D


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