Mini Baked Provençal Tomatoes

Baked Provencal Tomatoes

The beautiful city of Barcelona has been so good to us, but soon it’s time to say “adéu” as the Catalonians do. We’re off to the South of France tomorrow, where lots more good food, wine and special time spent with family await! My in-laws are renting a cozy, comfortable house in a small village known for its winemaking. I can’t wait to stroll the café-lined cobblestone streets, read by the river, and stock up on fancy French spices and cocoa powders!

Tomatoes Provencal Recipe

My favorite French dishes are those that highlight the natural, vibrant flavors of fruits and vegetables, like these baked Provençal tomatoes! Stuffed with homemade breadcrumbs, fresh herbs, and grated Gruyere (or Parmesan, if you prefer), these tomatoes practically melt in your mouth…

Provencal Tomatoes Recipe

For a little French flavor in your life, make these pretty little Provençal tomatoes as an appetizer for party guests or an elegant side dish! They’re sensationally easy and absolutely delicious on their own, or alongside a light summer pasta dish or grilled meat.

Provencal Tomatoes

So, it’s time for me to take a blogging breather for the next week. I’m off to soak up the sun, sip lots of smooth red wine, and enjoy seven days in the French countryside!

In the meantime, you can follow The Comfort of Cooking on Facebook to see a few pictures from our adventures in Europe.

See you with a new post next Friday, June 15!

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Baked Provençal Tomatoes

Yield: Makes 5-15 servings, depending on tomatoes used

Ingredients:

1 pint cherry or 5 medium-sized tomatoes

1 cup bread crumbs (homemade or panko)

6 fresh basil leaves, chopped

2 tablespoons chopped fresh flat-leaf parsley

2 cloves garlic, minced

1/2 teaspoon fresh thyme leaves

1/2 teaspoon kosher salt

Freshly ground black pepper, to taste

1/3 cup freshly grated Gruyère or Parmesan cheese

Extra-virgin olive oil

Directions:

Preheat the oven to 400 degrees F.

Cut an inch off the top and a little bit of the bottom of the tomatoes, so they stand upright. With a small spoon or melon baller, gently scoop out the inside of the tomatoes. Place the tomatoes in a shallow baking dish, and sprinkle with salt and pepper.

In a bowl, combine the bread crumbs, basil, parsley, garlic, thyme, and 1/2 teaspoon salt. Fill the tomatoes to the top with the bread crumb mixture. Drizzle a little olive oil over each.

Bake the tomatoes for 10-15 minutes, or until tender. Remove from oven and top with grated cheese.

Enjoy!

Adapted from Ina Garten via FoodNetwork.com

      

39 Responses to “Mini Baked Provençal Tomatoes”

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    Val @ Tips on Healthy Living — June 6, 2012 @ 5:20 am

    What an amazing trip! These tomatoes are gorgeous — I can’t wait to try this with all of the summer tomatoes about to hit the market.

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    Laura (Tutti Dolci) — June 6, 2012 @ 5:29 am

    Sounds like you’re having a great trip!! Stuffed tomatoes are my favorite – these look mouthwatering!

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    Sarah Toasty — June 6, 2012 @ 5:58 am

    val is right, this makes me so anxious for road side tomatoes on the way to the beach . . . have a great trip, lady!

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    london bakes — June 6, 2012 @ 8:51 am

    Oh have a wonderful time! My parents have a house in Provence and I’ll be there in just over a month, until then I’ll live vicariously through you!

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    Chung-Ah | Damn Delicious — June 6, 2012 @ 9:36 am

    Have a great rest of the trip! And man, these tomatoes looks amazing! I absolutely love all the flavors in this.

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    Blog is the New Black — June 6, 2012 @ 9:41 am

    WOw, this sound perfect! Love tomatoes in the summer!

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    Melissa @IWasBornToCook — June 6, 2012 @ 11:09 am

    I love baked tomatoes…these look perfect!

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    Guru Uru — June 6, 2012 @ 11:27 am

    Baked tomatoes are a delicious delicacy I can’t resist – yours look amazing :D

    Cheers
    CCU

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    Katrina @ Warm Vanilla Sugar — June 6, 2012 @ 11:40 am

    I am soooo jealous of your travels! I visited France and Spain last summer and fell in love with the food. Enjoy the rest of your trip! These tomatoes sound super delicious!

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    mireia badia — June 6, 2012 @ 12:30 pm

    YUUUUUUUM!!! Looks great :)

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    Jennie @themessybakerblog — June 6, 2012 @ 12:40 pm

    Ooooo, enjoy the French countryside and lots of vino! These tomatoes look delicious, and they’re so pretty. Have fun, Georgia!

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    Laura — June 6, 2012 @ 1:11 pm

    The south of france! My favourite place! But I’m living in Champagne so come by and visit me before you leave france…it’s only an 8 hour drive form the south ;)

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    Lindsey — June 6, 2012 @ 1:20 pm

    This will be a fantastic summer dish once tomatoes are in season! Have a wonderful week off!

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    Karly — June 6, 2012 @ 2:04 pm

    These look amazing!

    Enjoy your trip. :)

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    Cassie/Bake Your Day — June 6, 2012 @ 2:42 pm

    What a perfectly festive dish. I am glad you are enjoying your trip so far!

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    Jessica@AKitchenAddiction — June 6, 2012 @ 5:53 pm

    Lovely! Baked tomatoes are so good! Enjoy your trip!

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    Val — June 6, 2012 @ 9:24 pm

    Provencal Tomatoes my my heart pitter patter. These look amazing.

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    Baking Serendipity — June 7, 2012 @ 1:43 am

    Your trip sounds fantastic…enjoy, Georgia! I love these tomatoes…they make the perfect summer dish!

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    Lynna — June 7, 2012 @ 7:01 am

    I`m so jealous of your trip!

    I love tomatoes, so this totally sounds really good right now!

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    Tip Top Shape — June 7, 2012 @ 12:12 pm

    These are absolutely adorable!! I love anything mini!

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    Nichole@DulceDelicious — June 7, 2012 @ 1:03 pm

    I’ve always wanted to visit France! It sounds like you’re having a great time. Enjoy the rest of your vacation!

    These baked tomatoes sound delicious! I love that their mini too. Mini versions are always more fun!

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    Catalina @ Cake with Love — June 7, 2012 @ 6:35 pm

    I love baked tomatoes, they become so juicy and sweet!

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    Krissy's Creations — June 8, 2012 @ 1:26 am

    How fun! I’ve always wanted to visit the South of France, enjoy your time! I’ve always wanted to make tomatoes like these. Definitely saving your recipe!

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    Maureen @ Orgasmic Chef — June 8, 2012 @ 1:54 pm

    These tomatoes are mouthwateringly good to look at. I can only imagine the taste.

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    From Valeries Kitchen — June 8, 2012 @ 7:05 pm

    Your trip sounds amazing and this recipe is just gorgeous, fresh, and simple. Love it!

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    Katie {Epicurean Mom} — June 9, 2012 @ 5:38 pm

    How lucky are you?! Have fun my dear!!! This recipe looks incredible!

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    Carrie Burrill — June 9, 2012 @ 9:53 pm

    these look So good!! I’m a little jealous of your vacation!

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    love2dine — June 10, 2012 @ 4:37 pm

    That’s a great dish. I think that flavours would be wonderful.

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    Sarah — June 11, 2012 @ 11:20 am

    Such great flavours and such a pretty dish, too! I’d love to serve these at a dinner party.

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    Paula @ Vintage Kitchen — June 11, 2012 @ 12:34 pm

    To be in the south of france right now. Wonderful trip, nice you´re enjoying it so much! The tomatoes look delicious. Have a great time!

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    SavoringTime in the Kitchen — June 11, 2012 @ 9:54 pm

    I’ll have to try this when my cherry tomatoes are ripe! Have a great break – I’m on one too ;)

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    Lemons and Anchovies — June 12, 2012 @ 12:27 am

    I love simple dishes like this.

    Continued safe travels–the South of France is where I hope to be in just a couple of months. Have fun!

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    Jenn — June 12, 2012 @ 12:35 pm

    The perfect summer dish!!

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    sally @ sallys baking addiction — June 12, 2012 @ 9:21 pm

    Yum! Georgia these look so tasty. Perfect for summer! I hope you are enjoying your vacation!

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    Sylvie @ Gourmande in the Kitchen — June 15, 2012 @ 3:30 am

    I hope you are enjoying your time in the South of France!

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    SkinnyMommy — June 15, 2012 @ 6:16 pm

    Me encantaria estar en Barcelona ahora!
    This dish looks fabulous and I am impressed you are still blogging while in Europe!

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    Angie's Recipes — June 15, 2012 @ 6:32 pm

    They are so colourful and inviting!

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    Chelsea — June 17, 2012 @ 6:38 pm

    This looks delish! I love that you stuffed mini tomatoes!

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    marla — August 10, 2012 @ 11:43 am

    Linking back to these beauties today!

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