6mediumripe tomatoesCampari or other flavourful tomato variety
1tablespoonolive oilextra virgin
¼cupmixed Italian herbs rosemary, oregano, thyme
salt and pepper
1tablespoonbalsamic vinegargood quality aged
Slice tomatoes in half through their equator and arrange in a baking dish.
Peel garlic cloves and slice them thinly. Mince the herbs and divide in two.
In a small skillet over medium heat, heat oil gently, then add sliced garlic. After one minute, add 2 tablespoons of the herbs and cook just until the garlic begins to brown.
Remove from heat and drizzle the garlic-herb infused oil over the tomatoes.
Broil for 7-10 minutes or until tomatoes are tender. Remove from the oven and sprinkle with salt and pepper and the remaining fresh herbs.
Drizzle with balsamic vinegar and serve immediately.
I used 6 Campari tomatoes in this recipe. They're naturally sweet and never mealy. Heirloom tomatoes or your garden or farmer's market tomatoes work well in this recipe, too.If you want to substitute dried herbs, use ⅓ of the amount of fresh herbs called for in the recipe.