Pan Seared Tomatoes with melted mozzarella

Warm Caprese Salad

Pan Seared Tomatoes with melted mozzarella
Diet Info: DF GF F LF Na LS VG V Fa
Pan seared tomatoes with basil and melted mozzarella sings on many nodes like a warm caprese salad. Tomatoes when pan seared release natural sweetness and wonderful tangy flavor. Addition of a pinch of sugar balances out the tomatoes acidity. Tomatoes and basil were always perfect together and melted cheese on top makes this a perfect savory side dish. Serve it with grilled chicken or lamb or with toasted rustic artesian bread.

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Pan Seared Tomatoes with melted mozzarella

Pan Seared Tomatoes with melted mozzarella
Total Time: Prep Time: Cook Time: Cuisine: Italian () Difficulty: Easy
Yields: 2 servings - Serves: 2
(Serving Size - 2-3 thick round slices of tomatoes.)

Ingredients

  • 2 Tomatoes (Roma or Large beefsteak tomato)
  • 2 tbsp Basil (fresh chopped)
  • 1/2 Cup Mozzarella Cheese (grated)
  • Salt and Black Pepper (to taste)
  • 1/2-1 tsp Sugar (or more per taste)

Directions

  • Step for Recipe - Pan Seared Tomatoes with melted mozzarella 1. Cut beefsteak tomatoes to 1 inch thick slices. If using Roma tomatoes, just cut in half.
    Step for Recipe - Pan Seared Tomatoes with melted mozzarella 2. Heat oil in a pan, sprinkle 1-2 pinch sugar on one cut side of tomato and place in pan. Sprinkle salt and pepper on the other side. Let it sear in pan till bottom is caramelized.
  • Step for Recipe - Pan Seared Tomatoes with melted mozzarella 3. Turn the tomato upside down and sprinkle salt, pepper and cheese on the caramelized side.
    Step for Recipe - Pan Seared Tomatoes with melted mozzarella 4. Cover the pan with lid and cook till cheese starts to melt. Garnish with fresh chopped basil and serve hot.
Savita's Notes:

A large beefsteak tomato will yield 3-4 servings. Two roma tomatoes will be good for 2 servings.

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11 Responses

  1. anyone know the serving size for this recipe
    Melanie, serving size is 2 thick slices of beef-steak tomatoes. If you using medium size roma tomatoes, I advice cutting them in half lengthwise and serving 1-2 per serving. I hope it helps.
  2. Yum! Looks like a warm twist on a Caprese salad!
  3. I want this for lunch! Maybe on a little bit of couscous. Yummy.
  4. Looks great and doable!
  5. I am salivating here… tomatoes and melted cheese!!??!!! Ahh…bliss! The photos in your blog are amazing!!
  6. I am salivating here… tomatoes and melted cheese!!??!!! Ahh…bliss! The photos in your blog are amazing!!
  7. Looks mouthwatering delicious. I really like your step by step explaination of recipe. It is so neat and easy to follow.
  8. My family isn't crazy over tomatoes, but they all liked this seared tomato snack yesterday. A+ for this recipe.
  9. I love this tomato recipe. So easy and quick. This is new favorite snack in my family these days.
  10. Thanks for recipe. I made pan seared tomatoes for kids yesterday night and they loved it. it is a wonderful way to feed kids less of pizza dough and more vitamins.