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
- 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
- Place the tomatoes on a baking sheet with the cut side facing up.
- Sprinkle with the garlic, salt and pepper and drizzle with oil and vinegar.
- Roast the tomatoes in a preheated 350F/180C oven for an hour.
- Let the tomatoes cool, assemble the salad and enjoy.
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 says
My mouth is watering…
We Are Not Martha says
I'm so sad tomato season is ending! I love caprese salads, but never had a balsamic roasted one. Sounds perfect 🙂
Rosa's Yummy Yums says
What a great presentation!
Les rêves d'une boulangère (Brittany) says
Great plating there. Tomato with balsamic flavour always works for me
bellini valli says
I love this idea Kevin!!
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 says
Gorgeous photo. That's a very innovative take on salad caprese. Well done!
Laura Keller says
So simple and so delicious! A great new take on the classic caprese!
Oh yum, simple gorgeous
The DeL Sisters says
You know how to make someones mouth water!
balsamic vinegar and tomatoes… hmm I have to try this! 🙂
have a nice time!
Fantastic combination of flavours, i love it!
Am in love with the balsamic roasted tomato!
Wonderful twist! I like the idea of a warm caprese salad, especially now that the days are getting cooler.
love your caprese salad – in all it's different forms!
W.E.T. River Trips - raftWET.com says
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 says
I am a big fan of the roasted tomato caprese! I just love how roasting brings out the sweetness in the tomatoes. Yum!
Fantastic, Kevin. Simple yet classic and elegant. That is a great use for the last tomatoes of the summer.
Create. Snap. Eat. says
What a wonderful idea! And beautiful presentation.
Will try these at home. 🙂 I'm craving!!