Last Updated on June 3, 2015 by Chef Mireille
This is another recipe from Nigella Lawson. This super simple salad makes the perfect first course to start a summer meal.
Roasting the tomatoes create a sweet flavor and super juicy tomatoes. It makes you realize why tomato is a fruit and not a vegetable.
24 cherry tomatoes, halved
2 tablespoons olive oil
2 teaspoons salt
1 teaspoon dried thyme
1/4 teaspoon sugar
1 tablespoon lemon jujice
1/4 cup mint leaves, torn
8 cups baby arugula
8 oz. mini balls of fresh mozzarella
Preheat oven to 450 F.
In a large, shallow oven safe dish, place the tomato halves cut side down. Drizzle olive oil on top. Sprinkle salt, sugar and thyme over the tomatoes.
Place in the oven. Turn off the oven and leave overnight or all day, without opening the oven.
This is what the tomatoes will look like the next morning.
|Slow Roasted Tomatoes|
Using a slotted spoon, remove the tomatoes.
Whisk in the lemon juice to the liquid remaining in the pan used to roast the tomatoes.
To serve, place the tomatoes on a bed of the arugula. Add the mozzarella balls and torn mint leaves.
Pour the tomato lemon juice dressing on top.
Naturally spicy flavor of the arugula with the sweet and juicy tomatoes creates an over the top flavorful salad, using just a few simple ingredients.
…linking to Souper Sundays, Four Seasons Food hosted by Deliceux & Eat Your Veg
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I want that plate rite now, one of my fav salad.
Mmm! Summer on a plate … and the addition of the mint leaves is super wonderful!
I love that you chose to make a dish from the lovely Nigella. What a week she is having in the news, huh? I feel badly for her. I have been craving a dish just like this one. Fresh and delicious with those lovely little balls of mozzarella. So yummy!
Tomatoes, mozzarella and greens – a perfect summer salad! What a clever way to roast tomatoes, especially in the summer when you don't want your oven on for hours.
A beautiful looking salad. I love everything in it! A lovely potluck choice!
Couscous & Consciousness
Gorgeous salad. I love roasted tomatoes, and even though I do that a lot when tomatoes are in season, I somehow never think of using them in a salad. Genius idea, but then that's Nigella for you, isn't it?!
Deb in Hawaii
Delicious! I love the combination of the sweet roasted tomatoes and the creamy mozzarella with the mint and peppery arugula.
Thanks for sharing it with Souper Sundays this week too! 😉