My favorite summer pastime is to visit the local Farmers’ Markets and stock up on fresh, local fruits and vegetables. It always tastes amazing and it feels good to know that we’re supporting farmers in my community. Like most families, we eat way too much processed foods. Summer is our salvation with all of our favorite fruits and veggies in season. I love tomatoes so Baked Mozzarella and Herb Tomatoes is a recipe I look forward to making every year.
Here’s what you need:
1 lb. Red, orange and yellow grape tomatoes, halved and seeded
1 pkg. Mozzarella pearls (I found them at Sam’s Club)
1 Tbsp. Italian Herb Seasoning (recipe below)
1 Tbsp. Olive oil (for drizzling)
Extra salt and pepper to taste
Italian Herb Seasoning
1 Tbsp. dried Rosemary
1 Tbsp. onion powder
1/2 Tbsp. garlic powder
1 tsp. red pepper flakes
1 tsp. black pepper
1 tsp. salt
Preheat oven to 450 degrees. Place seeded and halved tomatoes on a baking sheet.
Place 1-2 mozzarella pearls in each tomato and sprinkle with Italian Herb seasoning. Drizzle olive oil over the tomatoes before baking.
Bake for 12 minutes at 450 degrees, until tomatoes are soft and cheese is melted and bubbly. Let the tomatoes and cheese cool for a few minutes before serving.
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