Roasted Tomatoes with Basil Dressing


Is everyone else as excited for tomato season as I am? Try out this great take on a classic caprese salad — it’s to die for!

Roasted Tomatoes with Basil Dressing


For Dressing:

  • Small handful fresh basil
  • 1 Clove garlic
  • Juice of 1/2 lemon
  • 2 Tablespoons olive oil
  • Coarse salt to taste

For Roasted Tomatoes:

  • 4 Large Tomatoes, halved
  • 1 Tablespoon olive oil
  • 2 Tablespoons Balsamic vinegar
  • Coarse salt and freshly ground pepper
  • 4 Thin slices mozzarella (ideally fresh)
  • 4 Large basil leaves

1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
2. While the oven is preheating, make dressing. Place all ingredients in a food processor and blend until the basil is chopped finely and the dressing has an even consistency.
2. Arrange tomato halves on a non-stick baking sheet, with the cut side facing up. Drizzle oil and vinegar over tomatoes and season with salt and pepper to taste. Roast in oven until the tomato skins are blistered, about 20-25 minutes. Place mozzarella slices on the bottom halves of the tomatoes, and roast for an additional 5 minutes before removing from oven.
3. Top one basil leaf on each mozzarella-covered tomato, and place the tomato tops back on the bottoms. Transfer to serving plates, drizzle dressing on tomatoes, and serve.

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Michealclark Michealclark
Past Member 2 years ago

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Mary T.
Mary T.3 years ago

yummy, got tons of tomatoes will have to try out the recipe

Aino M.
.3 years ago

like that. thanks!

Larisa Kovalenko
Larisa Kovalenko3 years ago

Thank you! It must be so delicious!

Sheri P.
Sheri P.3 years ago

i wanna try this! it's similar to caprese except with roasted tomatoes.

Allie A.
Jayne Avery3 years ago

It is very annoying that every method of 'sharing' or 'sending' these recipes are IN-YOUR-FACE but how to simply print it is either missing or obscure. This should really be addressed.

Sheila Dillon
GGmaSheila D.3 years ago

Sounds just the thing for an afternoon on the patio.

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Past Member 3 years ago