Saturday, June 25, 2011

Oven Roasted Tomato Caprese Salad

Tomatoes are everywhere, so ripe and delicious!  I just can't help myself but to make another tomato dish.  I love this salad.  It is a take off a regular caprese salad.  With oven roasted tomatoes.  Marinade instead of drizzle.  It is absolutely AMAZING!  The tomatoes caramelize with the sweet flavor of the balsamic vinegar. Its like a party for your taste buds.

Recipe adapted from Ina Garten.

Oven Roasted Tomato Caprese Salad
12 roma tomatoes, halved lengthwise, seeded
1/4 cup olive oil
1 1/2 tablespoons balsamic vinegar
2 large garlic cloves, minced
2 teaspoons sugar 
1 1/2 teaspoons kosher salt
1/2 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
8 ounces fresh mozzarella
12 fresh basil leaves,sliced thinly

Preheat the oven to 275 degrees F.  Prepare baking sheet by lining with parchment or Silpat mat.

In a large bowl combine tomatoes, garlic, sugar, salt and pepper.  Add olive oil and balsamic vinegar.  Toss gently, with wooden spoons or hands to evenly coat all the tomatoes. 

Arrange the tomatoes on a prepared baking sheet, cut sides up, in a single layer.  Drizzle with remaining olive oil mixture in your bowl.

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 6 slices less than 1/2-inch thick. Then cut them in slices in half. Layer the 2 tomatoes alternately with the mozzarella on a platter and scatter the basil on top.  Serve at room temperature.

Click here for a printable version of this recipe - The Slow Roasted


  1. looks mouth-watering! lovely flavours and colours!

  2. Perfect and delicious - guest what I'm making for lunch!!
    Mary x

  3. This looks awesome, my friend. I'm roasting tomatoes next week as well, but I have someone's sauce in mind for those. See you tonight!

  4. Great flavors going on here! I love this salad and can hardly wait for our farmers markets to open here in a couple of weeks with fresh tomatoes. Thanks for the recipe!

  5. I can NOT wait for my garden to give me lovely red tomatoes so I can make this. It sounds utterly amazing!! The vinegar on the roasted tomatoes, my mouth is watering just thinking about how great its gotta taste!

  6. Gorgeous! I noticed that yesterday's French Friday with Dorie was a caprese salad with strawberries. Think you'd ever toss some berries in your tomato salad?

  7. Looks wonderful! I thought I recognized this treatment from one of Ina's books! Love it ... yours is gorgeous and you give us more pictures! I can't wait until our tomatoes start coming in from the backyard garden!

  8. wow great salad love the idea thats its warm thanks for visiting my blog , love yours now following


  9. Love the blog and excited to be following!!

  10. Those tomatoes look amazing. I also have more basil right now than I know what to do with-- I may have to try!

  11. Just discovered your blog. I have to try this recipe! It looks so good!

  12. Donna, I simply LOVE roasted tomatoes, what a great post, thanks!


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