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Roasted Tomatoes with Basil Dressing

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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Katie Waldeck

Katie is a freelance writer focused on pets, food and women’s issues. A Chicago native and longtime resident of the Pacific Northwest, Katie now lives in Oakland, California.


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11:48PM PST on Jan 9, 2014

Informative article, precisely what I wanted.

8:49PM PDT on Sep 1, 2013

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

6:35AM PDT on Jul 17, 2013

like that. thanks!

7:22AM PDT on Jul 4, 2013

Thank you! It must be so delicious!

8:25PM PDT on Jun 30, 2013

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

9:58AM PDT on Jun 30, 2013

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.

9:14PM PDT on Jun 26, 2013

Sounds just the thing for an afternoon on the patio.

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