Friday, July 30, 2010


Caprese salad is one of my favorite lunches, side dishes, dinners, and party foods.  When my mom told me about this recipe I had to try it.  I don't think we'll ever go back to eating it cold again.  These roasted tomatoes are amazing!
12 plum tomatoes, halved lengthwise, seeds (not cores) removed
1/4 cup good olive oil
1 1/2 tablespoons balsamic vinegar
2t garlic
2t sugar
Kosher salt and freshly ground black pepper
16 oz fresh mozzarella, cubed
12 fresh basil leaves, julienned

Preheat oven to 275* Place tomato halves in pan.  Stir together olive oil, balsamic vinegar, garlic, and sugar.  Pour carefully over tomatoes.  Bake for 2 hours.  Let cool.  Stir together tomatoes, basil, and mozzarella.  Enjoy! Can also be served over pasta as a vegetarian meal.