The classic Caprese flavor combination gets a twist with slow roasted tomatoes, which brings out a deeper flavor and sweetness from the tomatoes.

Caprese Salad with Roasted Tomatoes and Basil Arranged on Plate

Have you ever picked up the most beautiful, bright red, unblemished, perfect tomatoes from the store….

only to get home, take a little bite, and find out that they’re not so great?

It’s such a letdown.

I mean, they just looked so darned good, right?

These tomatoes still have hope, my friends.

This is a time when you may not make fresh tomato caprese, but rather, a slow roasted tomato caprese instead.

Roasting helps tomatoes out by intensifying and concentrating the flavors.

Spooning balsamic on top of tomatoes before roasting

And it gets better when you slow roast them with a little aged balsamic, because the balsamic gives the tomatoes a little sweetness to counterbalance the tomato’s acidity.

 

Enjoy!

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Slow Roasted Tomato Caprese Salad with Basil

Slow Roasted Tomato Caprese Salad

The classic Caprese flavor combination gets a twist with slow roasted tomatoes, which brings out a deeper flavor and sweetness from the tomatoes.
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Ingredients

  • 1/2 lb on-the-vine tomatoes
  • 1/2 lb ball of fresh mozzarella
  • about 2 tbsp good quality aged balsamic vinegar
  • 15 leaves of basil
  • extra virgin olive oil for drizzling
  • flaky sea salt
  • freshly cracked black pepper

Instructions 

  • Preheat the oven to 250 degrees F.
  • Slice the tomatoes into thick slices, about 1/2 inch thick. Lay them on a baking sheet and give them a little showering of salt and pepper.
  • Spoon about 1/2 to 3/4 tsp of balsamic onto each tomato slice, making sure to bathe the entire top.
  • Roast the tomatoes for 2 hours, until they soften up and contract a bit.
  • Carefully scoop the tomatoes up with a spatula, and layer them with a slice of mozzarella, and basil leaves. Drizzle with olive oil and sprinkle with a little flaky sea salt, to taste. Enjoy with crusty baguette, or all by itself!

Nutrition

Calories: 204kcal, Carbohydrates: 5g, Protein: 13g, Fat: 14g, Saturated Fat: 8g, Cholesterol: 45mg, Sodium: 360mg, Fiber: 1g, Sugar: 3g

Nutrition is estimated using a food database and is only intended to be used as a guideline for informational purposes.