Roasted Cherry Tomato Salad

This is a really short post today, mainly because I haven’t really had time all week to deliver an awesome recipe!

With work and preparations for study, plus my new found obsession with yoga and pilates, I have no spare time these days.  The good news is as of Sunday I will taking a week-long holiday in the South-West wine region (I know, again).  This time there will be fishing, relaxing, card games, cooking, eating, and spending time with my family.  Hopefully I will have internet access down there and post up a new recipe.

In the meantime, I hope you enjoy this little cherry tomato salad I make a week or so ago.  I was a bit over the normal tomato salad so roasted these little guys.  The sweet and salty taste of the tomatoes was amazing!  I know they look like just sun-dried tomatoes, but these are still really juicy but also caramelised.  Win!

Recipe my own
1 punnet of cherry tomatoes, halved
Good quality extra virgin olive oil, for roasting and salad dressing
Sea salt flakes
Dried oregano
200g baby bocconcini
Balsamic vinegar

Preheat the oven to 200°C.

Place the halved tomatoes on the tray, skin side down, and drizzle over some olive oil.  Sprinkle the sea salt and oregano, and roast for 20-30 minutes.  If your oven is weak like mine, you can put them under the grill for 3 minutes at the end to really caramelise the tomatoes.  Set aside to cool slightly.

Place a good amount of rocket in a large bowl, scatter over the tomatoes and bocconcini, and drizzle a little balsamic vinegar and olive oil over the top.

Serves 4 as a side.


  1. Wow looks delicious. What is rocket similar to? I haven't seen it around.

  2. I guess it's a type of lettuce.. In America it's referred to as arugula. It's quite peppery so works really well with sweater ingredients like pear, apple and these roasted cherry tomatoes :) you might notice I have a bit of an obsession with it - it's my favorite!


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