Provençal Tomatoes

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These easy-to-prepare juicy tomatoes are stuffed with a spicy mix of chilli peppers, finely chopped garlic, herbs and then a layer of grated Parmesan. They are delicious as a side dish or served on a bed of salad as a light lunch.
Recipe adapted from Essen und Trinken

  • 3 Fleshy beefsteak tomatoes
  • Sea salt and freshly ground black pepper
  • 1 Small red chilli pepper
    , cut into rings
  • 1 Small green chilli pepper, cut into rings
  • 3 Thyme sprigs
  • 1 Rosemary sprig
  • 1 clove Garlic, minced
  • 25 g Fresh grated Parmesan
  • 2 tbsp Olive oil
  • 2 tbsp Balsamic bianco
  • 50 g Arugula
  • 50 g Radicchio, sliced
  1. Preheat the oven to 200C/400F. Thinly slice the chilli peppers into rings. Remove leaves from thyme and rosemary sprigs. Discard stem, and chop the leaves.
  2. Cut the cores from the tomatoes, and cut them in half crosswise. Place the tomato halves in a baking dish. Sprinkle generously with salt and freshly mulled black pepper.
  3. Place the chilli pepper rings, minced garlic, and chopped herbs on the tomato halves. Sprinkle the grated Parmesan over and bake for 15 minutes or until they are tender.
  4. Whisk together the Balsamic bianco, 1 tablespoon of olive oil, salt and pepper. In a large salad bowl, add in arugula and sliced radicchio. Drizzle in the prepared dressing. Toss gently until combined.
  5. Remove the baked tomatoes from the oven, drizzle with 1 tablespoon olive oil. Serve on a bed of prepared salad.


peachkins 30/6/11 06:08

That looks so pretty,Angie!

Christy 30/6/11 06:34

Gorgeous photos, and I love that shot of the drizzle of olive oil! Fantastic:)
You make simple things like tomatoes look so divine:)

Alessandra 30/6/11 06:58

I like these, my kind of recipe in fact :-)!

Unknown 30/6/11 07:12

This is such a nice idea...looks very nice

Rosa's Yummy Yums 30/6/11 07:37

That is a dish I adore! So summery and flavorful.



Lora 30/6/11 07:42

A perfect summer recipe. Love the spice of adding the red chili pepper.

Priya Suresh 30/6/11 09:07

Flavourful summer dish,lovely and inviting..

Maris(In Good Taste) 30/6/11 11:01

Now this how how to eat a tomato!

Jennie 30/6/11 11:14

These look amazing Angie. I bet they'd be delicious with chicken or steak.

Anonymous 30/6/11 11:37

this looks absolutely divine! i love all the fresh herbs!

Belinda @zomppa 30/6/11 12:19

Love the bit of heat here. What blows me away is the gorgeous presentation!

Janine 30/6/11 12:43

Gosh WOW. These tomatoes look really red and fresh and oh so yummy! If I use dried herbs should I double the amounts?

Alicia Foodycat 30/6/11 13:01

What an amazing dish! These would be so delicious on a warm evening with a glass of white wine!

Tiffany 30/6/11 13:31

This dish has it ALL! It's stunning in its presentation, complex (but not intimidating) in its flavors, and extremely aromatic! I wish I had it in front of me right now! :D

Joanne 30/6/11 13:32

I could foresee myself eating that whole tray for lunch! The filling sounds so tasty! The perfect mix of cheese and spice.

[Reply] 30/6/11 13:58

I love this recipe. This would be a great way to use up my tomatoes. I may make this tonight. I bookmarked it to enjoy it later.

Santosh Bangar 30/6/11 14:02

wonderful looking gorgeous

Unknown 30/6/11 14:48

Those are gorgeous!!! I love tomatoes made this way... YUM!

Anonymous 30/6/11 14:58

That looks amazing - it's amazing how the simple recipes are the best. I'm a huge tomato fan! Your photos are amazing!

Jocie's Mom 30/6/11 15:02

Lovely! I'd like to 'essen' that!

Puja 30/6/11 15:15

This is my kind of dish,looks so bright n summery ~ can't wait to make this :)
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Carol @ There's Always Thyme to Cook 30/6/11 16:24

Such a pretty dish, those tomatoes look amazing. Great flavors in the topping.

Kumi 30/6/11 17:38

What a perfect dish for a Summer day!

Unknown 30/6/11 18:14

Gorgeous photo! I ♥ tomatoes!!

Kate@Diethood 30/6/11 18:23

These sound so good!! I think I could eat up the entire pan!

Desserts In My Kitchen 30/6/11 20:36

Wow, these look fantastic. Just in time for the season. I love tomatoes.

woman 30/6/11 20:39

This seems so easy and yummy! I am definitely going to try this. Thanks for sharing.

Biren @ Roti n Rice 30/6/11 21:00

Those roasted tomatoes look wonderful! Gorgeous presentation as always!

Anonymous 30/6/11 21:33

These tomatoes are simply gorgeous! What a perfect, easy side dish--impressive too. :)

chow and chatter 30/6/11 21:40

wow these would be amazing at brunch

MaryMoh 30/6/11 21:52

These look so pretty and healthy. Love it.

Santosh Bangar 30/6/11 22:31

lovely and perfect dish for summer


Angie, my tomatoes are just coming in and I can't wait to prepare them like this!

Heidi @ Food Doodles 30/6/11 23:54

That looks beautiful!! I love all the herbs and greens :)

Liz That Skinny Chick Can Bake 1/7/11 00:51

I would LOVE this as a light beautiful, too!

SavoringTime in the Kitchen 1/7/11 03:25

What a delightful recipe for summer tomatoes! They gorgeous too.

tigerfish 1/7/11 03:47

What an easy and delicious tomato recipe! I roasted some cherry tomatoes with rosemary, salt and pepper quite some time ago and it was juicy, sweet yummy!

Angie's Recipes 1/7/11 07:18

@JanineIn general, you can substitute one teaspoon of dried herbs for one tablespoon of fresh herbs and vice-versa. So, you don't double the amounts if you want to use the dried one instead.

Carolyn 1/7/11 14:16

Wow, these look good. I have all the makings for them right now, I think I know what's the side for dinner tonight!

Cathy at Wives with Knives 1/7/11 14:37

If that doesn't look like summer I don't know what does. Local tomatoes are a few weeks off but when they hit the market this recipe will be at the top of the list. Bookmarked!!!!

Faith 1/7/11 15:15

Now that I can get my hands on fresh, local tomatoes I've been eating them all the time...these look fantastic and so full of flavor. Can't wait to make them!

Peggy 1/7/11 15:25

These tomatoes are gorgeous!

Erin 1/7/11 16:17

These look delicious! Something new to make once my tomatoes ripen.

elisabeth@foodandthriftfinds 1/7/11 17:23

So pretty...colorful...absolutely perfect for our S. Florida cuisine! I'm sitting on my daughter's patio, and looking at all these beautiful fresh herbs, and wanting to make the exact same yummy tomatoes, with the hearty
beefsteak tomatoes. Angie, you always inspire me with each and every beautiful recip you post:DDD

lena 1/7/11 17:27

angie, simple tomatoes like this can look so stunning!!!

Anonymous 1/7/11 18:47

So perfect ....

Gloria Baker 1/7/11 20:05

Angie this look amazing! love tomatoes, gloria Look really nice!

Shruti 1/7/11 20:29

they look very yummy ! gorgeous photos :D

art is in the kitchen 1/7/11 22:04

Lovely, lovely tomatoes Angie! Just love the way you prepared them. Ideal indeed for a Summer day lunch. I can't wait to harvest my tomatoes in July so I can make this fabulous recipe! Thanks a bunch!

Xiaolu @ 6 Bittersweets 1/7/11 23:00

I actually have a Provencal cookbook that I haven't used (shame on me!). After seeing the gorgeous flavors in your dish I'm definitely exploring this cuisine more!

sensiblecooking 2/7/11 00:29

This recipe so screams summer. All those herbs and nice juicy tomatoes with garlic and chilly. I love it.

Unknown 2/7/11 01:02

I love all your fresh herbs here, so simple but a lovely summer inspired tomato salad;-) I'm still trying to find the rolled spelt to make your cookies, I think I'll order it on line!

Devaki @ weavethousandflavors 2/7/11 02:49

Love your classic recipes like these Angies and this one just SCREAMS summer :) Perfect!

Magic of Spice 2/7/11 02:51

So delicious! My garden is bursting with tomatoes of all types and I will be needing many creative uses for these beauties :)
Love this!
Hope you have a great weekend

Lisa @ Tarte du Jour 2/7/11 04:45

Gorgeous, gorgeous, gorgeous! These stuffed tomatoes look so special... this is my kind of food. Provence is my favorite place on earth.

Donna-FFW 2/7/11 04:51

The filling sounds scrumptious. And nice presentation.

mr. pineapple man 2/7/11 05:09

fabulous presentation! healthy too~

Torviewtoronto 2/7/11 05:23

tomatoes looks wonderfully delicious

Barbara 2/7/11 12:33

These are NOT your normal stuffed tomatoes, Angie! Love all those flavors! I don't anything looks better on a plate with some grilled steak than a tomato like this. Already copied the recipe.
Have a great 4th of July!

Brian Samuels Photography 2/7/11 14:14

I can't think of a better way to start a summer meal than these tomatoes. Great way to showcase their brilliant flavor.

Sweet And Crumby 2/7/11 15:33

What a fabulous way to serve tomatoes! Delish!

mutfak gazetesi 2/7/11 15:53

çok güzel görünüyor...

Sutapa 3/7/11 04:10

Wow that's looks great and all those fresh herbs make the dish more attractive!

kitchen flavours 3/7/11 06:33

Wow! Serve me a plate of this delicious tomatoes and you will make me grin from ear to ear!

Jeannie 3/7/11 10:03

I need to make more food like these tomatoes, been eating too much meat of late!

Katy-Mei 3/7/11 11:37

I'm not a chesses lover, but this look so yummy and easy, may change my taste bug! Love all your food pics. Have a nice Sunday! Mei

Anonymous 3/7/11 20:20

These look amazing! I could really eat the whole pan all by myself..
your pictures are works of art

Maria 4/7/11 10:39

I love the flavours in this dish and I can imagine how delicious these would be when tomatoes are perfectly ripe and so full of flavour!

Anonymous 4/7/11 17:31

Best salad....fresh tomatoes and herbs, lovely:)

OysterCulture 4/7/11 22:35

Oh, thank you for reminding me how much I love making these tasty treats. I will have to try your version!

Ilke 5/7/11 04:17

Tomatoes look lovely with herbs! This speaks summer, Angie. I can eat tomatoes for breakfast, lunch and dinner , no kidding!

Anonymous 5/7/11 17:53

By far, the prettiest looking toms....I love the colours...oohhh! so gorgeous....


Stevie 5/7/11 18:08

Your tomatoes look so good! I love stuffed veggies. This recipe looks easy and very tasty and healthy. I will try it once the good tomatoes start to appear in my farmers market.

delphcotecuisine 6/7/11 12:55

Flavourful summer recipe, gorgeous

Marisa 6/7/11 19:51

So simple, so summery, and so delicious! Nothing like a fresh tomato in the summer.

Sam Hoffer / My Carolina Kitchen 7/7/11 19:32

I've made tomatoes Provencal all of my married life and I've never thought of using a red pepper in it. I bet it brings a great zing to it. I've also never thought of serving it on salad greens. I will be "borrowing" this terrific idea.

You never fail to amaze me with your ideas, presentations, and photos Angie.

FamilySpice 11/7/11 18:31

This looks delicious! We love fresh herbs and tomatoes, especially now that our tomato vine is going nuts this summer! Beautiful picture!

Anonymous 15/7/11 17:06

These sound beautiful, I'm going to make them for dinner tonight. They look like the perfect light summer meal. I can't face anything more in this heat!! Exquisite photos.


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