Melted Heirloom Tomatoes

Earlier this week, I posted about my weekend.  I had several people email me to ask about the melted tomatoes, so I thought I would share the recipe with you.

Melted Heirloom Tomatoes

Start with the freshest heirloom tomatoes you can find (sounds like Martha, right).  I got these at Whole Foods and selected some of every color they had.
 You will need to wash and dry your tomatoes and cut them into large pieces.  Preheat the oven to 300 degrees.  Place your tomatoes in a single layer on a cookie sheet and add, fresh basil (10 leaves or so julienned), olive oil (drizzled over them), balsamic vinegar (as much as you like, I just sprinkled it over mine), sea salt and pepper.  Then I tossed them to coat each piece really well.  
You will place these in the oven and forget about them for 1 1/2 to 2 hours.

And this is what they look like when they're ready!! 

And when I say they will melt in your mouth, I mean it!! They are divine.
I topped mine with thinly grated parmesan cheese.  

Now I am encouraging you to treat yourself to a meal at home one night this weekend.  I paired these tomatoes with grilled chicken and orzo, but you could easily do any grilled meat.  I think the tomatoes would also be yummy paired with rice, if you're not into pasta (which is unimaginable to me, but to each their own).  
This is such a light, healthy summer dish.  M.


  1. Looks so easy! I'm going to have to try this myself.

  2. Like a variation on roasted tomatoes-- love it! Thanks for sharing. :)
    Heidi @ Show Some Decor

  3. Yum! These look amazing. Having just spent 2 weeks in Spain, I have a total tomato fetish going on! Every tomato I tried over there was amazing. I'll be posting some tomatoey notions and recipes on Splendid Market, so please come by!

  4. Do I hear a yum yum yum? Oh yes you that looks heavenly. Those tomatos are GORGEOUS, love seeing them in all the beautiful colors of red and yellow. Great and beautiful summer meal idea! Thanks....


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