Monday, May 12, 2014

eat: roasted tomato caprese salad

I thought I knew everything there was to know about making a caprese salad until I came across this recipe for Roasted Tomato Caprese Salad from Ina Garten (the woman can do no wrong). Boy, was I out to lunch.

I've never really liked cooked-in-the-oven tomatoes because they're mushy and bland. This recipe is different. Plum tomatoes are slow roasted with balsamic vinegar and a touch of sugar until they're sweet, rich in flavour and caramelized.

Scott and I both wanted to lick the plate. That's how good it was.

It's the perfect recipe for when you're unable to find fresh picked in season tomatoes -- which in Alberta is about ten months out of the year. And if you happen to have leftovers, make yourself a roasted tomato grilled cheese sandwich the next day. Out. of. this. world.

Happy eating!

P.S. Your house is going to smell amazing.


  1. This sounds delicious! Just so you know, your picture looks way more appetizing than the one posted with the recipe! :)

  2. I may just have to give this a try! Thanks for sharing, D!

  3. This looks delish and perfect for summer! Xo, S

  4. I'm going to be trying this for lunch this week :) Thanks for the idea!

  5. Wow! Your post got me at roasted tomatoes. I'm a fan of the classic caprese, but I'm definitely more than excited to try out that take on my favorite Italian salad. It looks really pretty too. Thank you so much for sharing the recipe! Happy cooking!

    Megan Anderson @ Cafe Fina


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