Wednesday, June 8, 2022

Roasted Tomato Caprese #BrunchWeek

Tomato halves seasoned simply with salt and pepper and roasted until flavorful then topped with fresh Mozzarella and basil leaves before being drizzled with olive oil.  A perfect addition to your Brunch or BBQ.

Roasted Tomato Caprese Salad

This is Day 3 of Brunch Week.......
Each year Christie of A Kitchen Hoor's Adventures invites us to join her in sharing recipes that are perfect for hosting a brunch.  Of course, the recipes found here are not only perfect for brunch but can be served anytime of the day as part of a full meal and many of them, like this delicious Roasted Tomato Caprese Salad can be a light meal in and of themselves.

Let's take a look at the Brunch Buffet today........

Wednesday #BrunchWeek Recipes


Appetizers and Salads

Breads, Grains, and Cereals

Egg Dishes

I love Caprese Salad.  Nothing better than a fresh garden ripe tomato, topped with a slice of fresh Mozzarella, sprinkled with basil, drizzled with extra virgin olive oil and seasoned simply with salt and pepper.  Pure Heaven!!!

Unfortunately tomato season is very short here in Michigan and the tomatoes that are shipped in are often mealy and flavorless.  I have tried using cherry or grape tomatoes and tossing the ingredients into a salad but it's just not the same.

Roasted Tomatoes

 So what's a Caprese lover to do?  I decided to try roasting the tomatoes to bring out some of the natural, sweet goodness that is hidden inside.  Is it as wonderful as using a fresh, garden ripe tomato?  Of course not.  Will it work in a pinch when you are jonesin' for Caprese?  Absolutely!!!

Roasted Tomato Caprese pin

Today is my last day of Brunch Week as I have other events in which I'm participating tomorrow and Friday.  Stop by tomorrow for a wonderful Pasta Salad dressed with Spinach Pesto and on Friday for a fantastic Burger that you would find while visiting the Dominican Republic.

Of course, you don't want to miss out on the remaining Brunch Week recipes so make sure to follow #brunchweek on social media for links to more outstanding recipes from this wonderful group of bloggers.

salad, vegetable sides, tomatoes, Mozzarella, basil
Yield: 12 servings
Author: Wendy Klik
Roasted Tomato Caprese

Roasted Tomato Caprese

Tomato halves seasoned simply with salt and pepper and roasted until flavorful then topped with fresh Mozzarella and basil leaves before being drizzled with olive oil. A perfect addition to your Brunch or BBQ.
Prep time: 5 MinCook time: 15 MinTotal time: 20 Min


  • 6 Tomatoes, cut in half, crosswise
  • salt and pepper, to taste
  • 12 slices fresh Mozzarella Cheese
  • handful basil leaves coarsely chopped
  • Extra virgin olive oil, for drizzling


  1. Place the tomato halves onto a baking sheet and season with salt and pepper. Roast in a preheated 425* oven for about 10-15 minutes, until starting to soften but still maintaining their shape.
  2. Place onto a serving platter and top each with a slice of Mozzarella.
  3. Sprinkle with the chopped basil and drizzle with olive oil.
  4. Serve immediately or let stand at room temperature until ready to serve.

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  1. Tomato season cannot come soon enough! These look awesome!

  2. I like the idea of using roasted tomatoes! Yum1

  3. This is such a classic and roasting would just make the tomatoes better!

  4. These look so flavorful and I love that they are low carb!!

  5. Roasted tomatoes are delicious- they become so much sweeter! I love my caprese a little on the sweet side and this looks amazing.

  6. I am caprese lover and the roasted tomato sounds yum!

  7. A great twist on a classic caprese!


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