Balsamic Roasted Tomato Caprese Salad

Balsamic Roasted Tomato Caprese Salad

Over the past few weeks I have been enjoying a lot of the locally grown field tomatoes. Late summer is the best time to enjoy the perfectly ripe field tomatoes as they are nice and juicy and full of flavour. The hot house tomatoes that you can get year round are nice enough but they simply do not compare to the field tomatoes at this time of year and I have been taking advantage of them. As tasty as the field ripened tomatoes are, I often like to roast them to concentrate their flavour even more. Roasted tomatoes make for some really tasty pasta sauces but this time I was looking for something a little different and I combined them with another of my favourites, the caprese salad. I kept the balsamic roasted tomato caprese salad nice and simple and it did not disappoint! The warm roasted tomatoes were full of flavour and they started to melt the fresh mozzarella making it seem like it was melting in your mouth!

Balsamic Roasted Tomato Caprese Salad

(makes 4 servings)
Printable Recipe

Ingredients:
2 ripe field tomatoes (cut in half)
1 clove garlic (chopped)
salt and pepper to taste
1 tablespoon olive oil
2 teaspoons balsamic vinegar
1 ball fresh mozzarella (sliced)
1 handful basil leaves

Directions:
1. Place the tomatoes on a baking sheet with the cut side facing up.
2. Sprinkle with the garlic, salt and pepper and drizzle with oil and vinegar.
3. Roast the tomatoes in a preheated 350F oven for an hour.
4. Let the tomatoes cool, assemble the salad and enjoy.

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Caprese Salad
Diced Caprese Salad
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21 comments:

NWMom said...

Kevin, I'm eager to try this. I had heirloom tomatoes for the first time this summer, and also had my first caprese salad, and now I can't stop eating tomatoes! This looks really lovely.

Daniel Bingham said...

My mouth is watering...

We Are Not Martha said...

I'm so sad tomato season is ending! I love caprese salads, but never had a balsamic roasted one. Sounds perfect :)

Sues

Rosa's Yummy Yums said...

What a great presentation!

Cheers,

Rosa

Les rêves d'une boulangère (Brittany) said...

Great plating there. Tomato with balsamic flavour always works for me

bellini valli said...

I love this idea Kevin!!

Joanne said...

I'm sure it absolutely WAS melting in your mouth! I've become thoroughly enamored with heirlooms lately...they've reinvigorated my love of tomatoes. Have to try this before they're gone!

Eddie Howard said...

Gorgeous photo. That's a very innovative take on salad caprese. Well done!

Laura Keller said...

So simple and so delicious! A great new take on the classic caprese!

Jennifurla said...

Oh yum, simple gorgeous

The DeL Sisters said...

You know how to make someones mouth water!

Paula said...

balsamic vinegar and tomatoes... hmm I have to try this! :)

have a nice time!
Paula

asj said...

Fantastic combination of flavours, i love it!

Soma said...

Am in love with the balsamic roasted tomato!

kitchenreport said...

Wonderful twist! I like the idea of a warm caprese salad, especially now that the days are getting cooler.

Wendy said...

love your caprese salad - in all it's different forms!

W.E.T. River Trips - raftWET.com said...

Great recipes! We are eating a lot of tomatoes from California valley growers... sweet and meaty, perfect for the Balsamic Roasted Tomato Caprese Salad!

This recipe just might show up on one of our trips! Thanks again!

Jen @ My Kitchen Addiction said...

I am a big fan of the roasted tomato caprese! I just love how roasting brings out the sweetness in the tomatoes. Yum!

Chris said...

Fantastic, Kevin. Simple yet classic and elegant. That is a great use for the last tomatoes of the summer.

Create. Snap. Eat. said...

What a wonderful idea! And beautiful presentation.

Anonymous said...

Will try these at home. :) I'm craving!!

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