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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


  • 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
  • small handful fresh basil, chopped
  • 1 garlic clove
  • juice of ½ lemon
  • 2 tbsp olive oil


  • 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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