Taste of the Ozarks: Hasselback Tomatoes

Published: Aug. 18, 2022 at 12:32 PM CDT|Updated: Aug. 18, 2022 at 12:40 PM CDT
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SPRINGFIELD, Mo. (KY3) - Grab those fresh tomatoes from the garden for this recipe.

Hasselback Tomatoes


4 large tomatoes

12 oz fresh mozzarella cut into ¼-inch slices

4 Tbsp basil pesto

3 Tbsp olive oil

2 Tbsp reduced balsamic vinegar

1 tsp salt

1 tsp pepper

Cut slices into the top of the tomato, leaving ¼ inch at the bottom attached. Place tomatoes connected side down into a greased pan, and place a slice of mozzarella cheese into each slice of tomato. Drizzle top of tomatoes with olive oil and sprinkle with salt and pepper. Bake in a 350-degree oven for fifteen minutes or until cheese is melty. Remove from oven and drizzle with pesto and reduced vinegar. Serve immediately.

The recipe serves four.

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