Beauty oh beauty…

I simply could not resist buying those lovely tomatoes on the vine in my recent trip to the farmers market. I know, tomatoes do not taste as good now, but these were just so adorable no matter what…

With these tomatoes on hand, I decided to prepare something really simple for weekend brunch. How about a café-style breakfast with roasted tomatoes, buffalo mozzarella, grilled bread and some drizzle of herb oil? Sound good and easy enough to handle in a lazy morning…

And the results don´t disappoint although tomatoes are certainly not at their best yet. Nevertheless, the dish is still full of flavors, and I have satisfied my craving for a good breakfast out of the weekday cereal and toast.

This dish is so easy; I don´t think anyone needs a precise recipe. But here are the steps if you are interested:

Roast the tomatoes on the vine, which have been drizzle with oil and season with sea salt, in a moderate oven until just cooked.

To make quick herb oil, heat 2 tbsp olive oil and put in some herbs of your choice (I used thyme). Turn off the heat, and let it infused while the tomatoes are roasted/

Grill the bread (I used sourdough). Slice some up some buffalo mozzarella.

When the tomatoes are ready, place mozzarella slices and tomatoes on the toast. Drizzle with herb oil, sprinkle with salt & pepper. Serve immediately.

I will have to try this again when summer comes. And with the warmer weather we have experienced, it must be near!

I am submitting this post to Weekend Herb Blogging, which is hosted by Scott of Real Epicurean this week. The roundup should be up on Scott’s blog sometime later. And more information about this event can be found on Kalyn´s blog.

27 Responses to Beauty oh beauty…

  1. Lydia says:

    This morning I returned from the farmers’ market with several types of heirloom tomatoes, absolutely at their peak of flavor, so this recipe looks perfect for today!

  2. Wendy says:

    So pretty! The roasting helps the flavour along some, doesn’t it?

  3. Kelly Mahoney says:

    Looks delicious! What an elegant and simple brunch.

  4. Kelly-Jane says:

    Thanks for visiting my blog!

  5. Callipygia says:

    First, beautiful photograph. Second, it is precisely when tomatoes aren’t exactly at their peak that this roasting treatment heightens them. What a great breakfast.

  6. Asha says:

    I love Cherry tomatoes,I have one coming up on Monday with those beauties!:))

  7. Kalyn says:

    Yum. I would love to eat that. When it’s winter here I still can’t resist tomatoes sometimes, so this is a great way to make them taste wonderful any time of year.

  8. Cynthia says:

    Oh yes Anh, this is a perfect meal.

  9. Mishmash ! says:

    Ohh…they re beauties for sure :)

  10. valentinA says:

    I agree that this makes the perfect brunch!

  11. Sharmi says:

    the picture is so tempting. the tomatoes look so good. has the tomato shrunk or is it a small sized tomato?

  12. Anh says:

    Lydia, I am very curious to try heirloom tomatoes. A lot of US bloggers have written about them!

  13. Ellie says:

    Now that is quite an elegant take on the classic cheese and tomato toastie :D Looks great!

  14. Paz says:

    Oh yum! Yes, the beauty! *sigh*

  15. Lia says:

    i guess its wonderful breakfast, i can imagined only since iam not able seeing the picture :(

  16. Truffle says:

    Truly beautiful Anh. I’d prefer this for breakfast to fussy cafe fare any day.

  17. Valli says:

    Tomatoes are only just becoming available in abundance at the farmer’s market here. These would use some of them up beautifully!!!

  18. The Expedited Writer says:

    Oh my…love tomatoes on vines! They’re always so lovely to look at and almost always taste wonderful!

  19. Nora B. says:

    Hi Anh, that is a perfect breakfast! I would have that for lunch too. Vine-ripened tomatoes are great, but rather dear to the pocket.

  20. tigerfish says:

    Loveee tomatoes! On the vine, heirloom…cherry….grape…

  21. Peabody says:

    Sigh…one of the many reasons I dislike Summer. Everyone has these great looking recipes using fresh tomatoes and I am deathly allergic to them. :(

  22. Anh says:

    Ellie, :D. Thanks honey. It did taste very nice.

  23. Figs Olives Wine says:

    Anh, this is just stunning. What a brilliant idea to do them on the vine, and the roasting must have brought out some decent flavor despite the season.

  24. Lia says:

    Its really beutiful photo!! and the tart looks delicious, i’d like to bited ;)

  25. Cris says:

    Oh my Anh, this are easier than my sun-dried tomatoes! And they look so pretty!

  26. Hillary says:

    Oh man, that IS beauty. I love that you roasted the tomatoes while still on the vine. Delicioso!!

  27. helen says:

    You are what you eat! I wanna be a

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