Roasted Tomatoes with Fresh Mozzarella, Basil, and Toasted Ciabatta

"Sunday livin’ with this perfect + simple baked tomatoes w fresh mozzarella and loads of basil. Pretty much a roasted caprese. Its easy and will literally impress anyone (although I definitely licked the dish clean before anyone got to it… )"
-- @lindseyeatsla

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Prep time 10mins
Cook time 50mins
Serves or Makes: 4

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  • 1 (1 lb container) tomatoes on the vine
  • 1/2 cup cherry tomatoes
  • 2 sprigs fresh thyme
  • 6 small cloves garlic, peeled
  • salt and freshly ground black pepper, to taste
  • 1/2 cup Extra Virgin Olive Oil
  • red pepper flakes, optional, to taste
  • 1 handful fresh basil
  • 1 (8 oz) ball fresh mozzarella, torn by hand
  • 2 tablespoon fresh lemon juice
  • 1 (1 lb) loaf ciabatta bread, sliced


  • Step 1

    Preheat oven to 400˚ F and add tomatoes to a small baking dish. Add thyme and garlic, then season with salt and pepper. Drizzle olive oil on top, then season with red pepper flakes (if using).

  • Step 2

    Place in the oven and roast for about 40-50 minutes, or until the tomatoes and herbs are charred and roasted.

  • Step 3

    Top with basil, mozzarella and lemon juice and serve with ciabatta.