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Baked Tomatoes With Garlic Recipe (Tomatoes à la Provençale)


These tomatoes, epitomizing the flavour of Provence, are perfect with roast meat or poultry. You can prepare them a few hours ahead, then cook them while carving the roast.

Servings: 4
Preparation Time: 15 min
Cook Time: 10 min
Ready Time: 25 min
Cuisine: French


  • 2 large tomatoes
  • 45 ml/3 tbsp dry breadcrumbs
  • 2 garlic cloves, very finely chopped
  • 30 ml/2 tbsp chopped fresh parsley
  • 30-45 ml/2—3 tbsp olive oil
  • Salt and freshly ground black pepper
  • Flat leaf parsley sprigs, to garnish


1 Preheat the oven to 220°C/425°F/ Gas 7. Cut the tomatoes in half crossways and arrange them cut side up on a foil-lined baking sheet.

2 Mix together the breadcrumbs, garlic, parsley and salt and pepper and spoon over the tomato halves.


3 Drizzle generously with olive oil and bake the tomatoes at the top of the oven for about 8-10 minutes until lightly browned. Serve at once, garnished with parsley sprigs.