Heirloom Tomato & Mushroom Bake

When you’ve got a bunch of heirloom tomatoes at home, it only right to do something really pretty with ’em! Chuck in a few Portobello mushrooms & chunks of smoked mozzarella…makes a gorgeous side dish! Rustic & soooo delicious, it’s gotta be a weekend fave!


I love how heirloom tomatoes look..especially with their little leaves & gorgeous shades! 


You Need:

  • A medium bowl of small heirloom tomatoes, with the cute leaves on.
  • 4-6 large garlic cloves
  • 6-8 large Portobello mushrooms, cleaned & dried.
  • Extra virgin olive oil, as much required.
  • A spritz of good balsamic vinegar.
  • A chunk of smoked mozzarella cheese.
  • Salt & freshly cracked pepper.
  • A few baby basil leaves.


Baked tomato & mushrooms..brunch time faves.

You Havta:

  • Pre heat the oven to 180 degrees C.
  • Lightly brush a baking tray with the olive oil. Scatter gently crushed garlic clove, still in their skin!
  • Make gentle criss-cross insertions on the tops of the mushroom heads and add these, head down, on the greased tray. Squash a few tiny heirloom tomatoes on top of the mushrooms & scatter the rest around the tray. At this point, you could also stud a few mushrooms with whole garlic.
  • Drizzle all with olive oil, salt & pepper. Spray on a glossy coat of balsamic vinegar.


  • Lastly, with a knife, cut out little chunks of cheese & place on top of the mushrooms, scattering over the tomatoes & garlic as well!


  • Bake in the oven for 10-15 minutes or till cheese is bubbly!
  • Tear up a few basil leaves on top of the dish & serve immediately!



I love mine with a simple pasta & a glass of chilled white wine!!!!! Cheers!




2 Comments Add yours

  1. Bels says:

    Is that what I missed for brunch, looks good.. Dang!..

    1. 😀 then come over soon! even snooks misses ya!

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