Roasted cherry tomato Caprese is a delightful twist on the classic salad, featuring rich flavors from roasted cherry tomatoes. With minimal ingredients, it creates a visually appealing and delicious dish. The combination of sweet tomatoes, creamy mozzarella, and fresh basil creates a harmonious summer celebration. Whether as an appetizer, side dish, or light main course, it offers a delightful balance of flavors and textures. Embrace simplicity and savor its deliciousness with every bite.

Roasted Cherry Tomato Caprese

Adam Rapoport from Bon Appetit
The classic Caprese Salad gets a roasty cold-weather makeover with warm, juicy burst cherry tomatoes.
Course Side Dish
Servings 4 servings


  • 2 pints cherry tomatoes
  • 4 sprigs thyme
  • 4 cloves garlic, smashed
  • 1/4 cup extra-virgin olive oil
  • Kosher salt
  • 8 oz fresh buffalo or cow mozzarella (about 1 ball) room temperature, torn into large pieces
  • Flaky sea salt
  • Country-style bread, brushed with oil and toasted in oven (for serving)


  • Preheat oven to 350°. Toss tomatoes, thyme, garlic, and oil on a rimmed baking sheet to coat and season lightly with kosher salt. Spread out in a single layer and roast until tomatoes are bursting and lightly browned, 40–45 minutes; let cool.
  • Arrange mozzarella on a platter and spoon warm tomato mixture with juices over; sprinkle with sea salt. Serve with olive-oil-toasted bread for soaking up all those extra juices.


Do Ahead: Tomatoes can be roasted 1 day ahead. Cover and chill. Gently reheat before using.
This recipe came from Adam Rapoport from the Bon Appetit blog.

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