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Roasted Tomato Caprese Appetizer

This Caprese appetizer is made by slow roasting tomatoes, onions, and garlic with vinegar and olive oil.
Prep Time10 mins
Cook Time1 hr
Total Time1 hr 10 mins
Course: Appetizer
Cuisine: Italian
Servings: 6 servings
Author: Stephanie


  • 1 pint cherry tomatoes
  • 6-8 cloves garlic finely chopped
  • 1/4 red onion chopped
  • 3 tbsp. balsamic vinegar
  • 2 tbsp. olive oil
  • salt & pepper to taste
  • fresh mozzarella cheese (ciliegine)
  • handful of fresh chopped basil
  • optional: gluten free bread


  • Preheat oven 250 degrees
  • Line large baking sheet with parchment paper.
  • Rinse cherry tomatoes in cold water, trim top and slice in half.
  • Place in medium mixing bowl with garlic, onion, vinegar, olive oil, salt & pepper to taste.
  • Mix well and spread out on baking sheet.
  • Slow roast 45-minutes-1 hour.
  • Place on serving tray or in bowl with fresh sliced mozzarella, basil and an additional drizzle of olive oil and balsamic vinegar.
  • Can be served alone or with gluten free bread, crackers, etc.