Keeping on the theme of simple is best, I think you’ll love these little individual vegan Tomato Gratin appetizers. Flavor-wise, think Caprese without the mozzarella. You could, of course, make a larger version and serve family-style. Tri-colored cherry tomatoes would be lovely as well.
Less than 10 ingredients make up this dish (and that includes salt & pepper)!
Let’s make this vegan Tomato Gratin!
I layered the shallots & garlic on the bottom of the dish. This is a nice way to add flavor without affecting presentation. Next comes the halved tomatoes that you’ll season with salt and pepper. Lastly, a drizzle of balsamic vinegar and a the topping which is comprised of Panko bread crumbs & vegan parmesan.
Bake until tomatoes are bubbling and the topping is golden brown. These individual ceramic dishes are only oven-safe to 350 degrees, so I just placed them on the top shelf in the oven. They took about 20 minutes or so.
I grow my own fresh basil, so I sprinkled with a few sprigs on top. Allow to cool slightly and serve warm. Season with additional salt or pepper, if desired.
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