Roasted tomato, mozzarella & rocket

Roasted tomato, mozzarella & rocket

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(6 ratings)

Prep: 5 mins Cook: 30 mins


Serves 2
Turn a slice of bread into something sophisticated with this colourful toast topping

Nutrition and extra info

  • Vegetarian

Nutrition: per serving

  • kcal543
  • fat31g
  • saturates7g
  • carbs57g
  • sugars8g
  • fibre6g
  • protein13g
  • salt1.39g


  • 350g baby plum tomatoes, halved



    A member of the nightshade family (along with aubergines, peppers and chillies), tomatoes are in…

  • 1 tbsp olive oil, plus more for drizzling
    olive oil

    Olive oil

    ol-iv oyl

    Probably the most widely-used oil in cooking, olive oil is pressed from fresh olives. It's…

  • 1 tbsp balsamic vinegar
    Balsamic vinegar

    Balsamic vinegar

    bal-sam-ick vin-ee-gah

    True Balsamic vinegar is an artisan product from Modena, in Emilia Romagna, Italy, and is made…

  • few thyme sprigs, chopped


    This popular herb grows in Europe, especially the Mediterranean, and is a member of the mint…

  • 4 thick slices bread (sourdough works well)
  • 125g ball mozzarella, torn
  • a few basil leaves
  • small handful rocket



    Rocket is a very 'English' leaf, and has been used in salads since Elizabethan times. It…


  1. Heat oven to 200C/180C fan/gas 6. Lay tomatoes, cut side up, in a roasting tray and drizzle with 1 tbsp olive oil, the balsamic vinegar and thyme. Season and cook for 30 mins.

  2. Meanwhile, toast bread until golden. Divide between 2 plates and top with the tomatoes. Scatter on mozzarella, basil leaves and rocket. Drizzle with olive oil and serve.

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29th Aug, 2017
A beautiful simple lunch dish that makes the most of tomatoes. I added a mix of mozzarella and parmesan as only had the shredded stuff but was still delicious!
12th Feb, 2012
A favorite in my household, i double the tomatoes to make a bigger dinner and also add pesto to the toast before adding toms and rocket and moz
25th Apr, 2011
Without the bread I used this as a salad with the bbq. Tomatoes were really yum - only roasted for 20 mins on 160C (fan oven) though.
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