Tomates à la Provençale

Tomates à la Provençale

If I had to pick my favourite summer fruit and vegetable it'd probably be tomatoes. There are so many ways to enjoy them and there are so many varieties on the market stalls of Provence. I love them in salads, sauces or baked in the oven. I sometime enjoy the very large beef tomatoes but I also love the small grapevine ones. The classic Marmande tomato is great, but so are the slightly sweeter and yellow Pineapple tomatoes and the smoky "Noires de Crimée".

Tomates à la Provençale is a classic dish. It reminds me lunches at my grandparents. It's very easy to make and you only need a handful of ingredients. You can easily make this recipe at home, here in the UK, using tomatoes you find at your local market or supermarket.


4 half tomatoes will make a side dish for 4 people

2 large tomatoes

1 bunch of flat or curly parsley

1 bowl of breadcrumbs

Olive oil


Black pepper 


Prep: 5min / Cook: 30min / Ready to eat in: 35min

Finely chop the parsley and the garlic

Place both in a mixing bowl and add 2 tablespoons of olive oil

Combine and set aside

Cut the tomatoes in half

Place them on a baking sheet or a baking dish

Season with salt and black pepper

Spoon the mixture on top of the tomatoes

Bake for 25-30 min at 200°C (400°F - Thermostat 6).

Serve with meat or grilled fish and enjoy with a glass of Amaterra rosé.

Bon appétit!

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