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Maya Dutta-Linn
Course Antipasto
Servings 4 servings


  • 8 oz fresh mozzarella sliced
  • 1 lb cherry tomatoes halved
  • 1 lb small tomatoes on the vine
  • 2 TBSP olive oil
  • salt and pepper
  • crusty bread


  • Preheat your oven or toaster oven to 300 F.
  • Line a baking sheet with parchment paper and place the halved cherry tomatoes on the sheet, cut side up.
  • Bake in the oven for about 2 hours, or until the tomatoes look like they are half dried and shriveled.
  • Remove pan from the oven and lift parchment paper (with tomatoes) off the pan and onto a cooling rack.
  • Increase the heat to 350 F and line the baking sheet with another sheet of parchment.
  • Place the tomatoes on the vine on the sheet (still on the vine) and drizzle with the olive oil and a sprinkle of salt.
  • Bake for about one hour, or until tomatoes are soft and the tops are bursting.
  • Remove from oven.
  • Serve both sets of tomatoes with the sliced mozzarella, sprinkles of salt and pepper, and another drizzle of olive oil.
  • Eat with some good crusty bread and enjoy!