I love when a simple addition completely transforms a dish. Take this roasted tomato appetizer, for instance. Just a drizzle of honey (yes, honey!) is all you need to turn up the volume on an otherwise standard appetizer.
If you've been buying pints of cherry tomatoes at the farmers market, you know how delicious they are this time of year. And while they are truly perfect on their own, sometimes you want to dress them up a bit — say, if you need a knock-out dish for your next dinner party.
All you have to do is toss the tomatoes with olive oil, honey, and sliced red onion; bake them until they're soft and bursting; and then serve them in a bowl with fresh mozzarella, thyme, salt, and pepper. Roasting brings out the natural sweetness of the tomatoes, and the honey adds a deep caramel note. The savory red onion and thyme help keep the flavors balanced, while the mozzarella lends a salty, creamy element.
Served with some crostini, this is the deceivingly simple appetizer that tastes complex. It's the show-stopper you want in your back pocket all summer long.
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