Cheesy Oven Roasted Tomatoes

Just a quick turn in the oven gives these cheesy roasted tomatoes good caramelization, allowing the natural sweetness to blend with the hearty flavors of this delicious summer farm fresh produce.
Cheesy Roasted Tomatoes - Barrie Hill Farms
I seem to always have the problem of too many tomatoes or not enough.  This week I had too many and had to cook some up before they went bad.  I’ve roasted cherry and grape tomatoes but never large ones.  I was tempted by my favourite flavours of tomato, cheese and basil and had just enough of each ingredient to roast
Goat cheese, parmesan or mozzarella will give you terrific flavours.  These would be great as an addition to a BBQ’d meal or with some couscous or freekah.
I made a dressing of garlic, lemon juice, olive oil and fresh basil and just drizzled it over the tomatoes when they were done.  The calorie count is low in this meal so you can treat yourself to some garlic bread to soak up the tomato juices.  Roasting is a great way to coax concentrated flavours from less than pristine tomatoes.  The flavours were a taste bud sensation! My new favourite dish. Cheers!

Cheesy Oven Roasted Tomatoes

Just 25 minutes in the oven gives these cheesy roasted tomatoes good caramelization, allowing the natural sweetness to blend with the natural hearty flavors of this delicious summer farm fresh produce.
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 35 minutes
Total Time: 45 minutes
Course: Side Dish
Cuisine: Canadian
Servings: 4

Ingredients

  • 4 large, ripe tomatoes
  • 1 tbsp olive oil
  • 2 tbsp Balsamic vinegar
  • salt & pepper to taste
  • 1 cup goated cheese or grated parmesan
  • 4 large basil leaves
  • DRESSING
  • small handful fresh basil, chopped
  • 1 garlic clove
  • juice of ½ lemon
  • 2 tbsp olive oil

Instructions

  • Preheat oven to 350 F
  • Halve the tomatoes and place on baking sheet, cut side up. I put tin foil on my sheet and sprayed it with olive oil spray to make clean up easier.
  • Drizzle the olive oil, Balsamic, salt and pepper over the tomatoes.
  • Roast for 20-25 minutes until the skins are blistered, top the halves with goat cheese and roast another 5 minutes.
  • Meanwhile, put the dressing ingredients into your food processor and pulse until the basil is finely chopped.
  • Remove from the oven and place a basil leaf on each tomato and drizzle with dressing.
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Recipe courtesy of Simply Fresh Dinners,  A partner with Barrie Hill Farms in bringing fresh recipes to your table.

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Barrie Hill Farms is a second generation family farm, owned and operated by the Gervais Family, that grows over 200 acres of fruit and vegetables.