Our little raised bed garden is producing about a pint of Cherry Tomatoes each day. right now. They are so good that I can’t bear to see one go to waste! Their sweet flavor makes them a great snack all on their own, but they’re also good baked into savory recipes!.
My basil is also producing copious amounts of flavorful leaves. Tomatoes and basil are a match made in heaven. I was excited to find a recipe using both ingredients to make Balsamic Baked Salmon. It’s easy, and of course, fast because fish cooks up so quickly! You can find the original recipe here.
Balsamic Baked Salmon
Ingredients for Salmon
- 1 tbsp olive oil
- 3 cloves garlic, minced
- 3 tbsp balsamic vinegar
- ½ tsp sea salt
- ½ tsp black pepper
- 2 tbsp fresh basil, chopped
- 12 oz salmon, two 6 oz pieces
Ingredients for Tomato Basil Bruschetta
- 2 Roma tomatoes, diced – I used 2 cups of Cherry tomatoes, halved
- 3 tbsp red onion, diced
- 2 cloves garlic, minced
- 1 tbsp fresh basil, chopped
- 2 tbsp extra virgin olive oil
- 1 tbsp balsamic vinegar
- ¼ tsp salt
- ¼ tsp black pepper
- Preheat the oven to 400°F.
- Heat the olive oil in a small pan on the stove over medium high heat.
- Add the garlic and saute for 1 minute.
- Add the balsamic vinegar, salt and pepper.
- Simmer for 5 minutes.
- Remove from the heat and stir in the fresh basil.
- Place the salmon on a foil or parchment paper-lined baking sheet and cover with the balsamic sauce. (This will save your pan from being a mess!)
- Place the salmon in the oven for 8-12 minutes, or until done.
Tomato Basil Bruschetta
- Combine all of the ingredients in a small mixing bowl.
- Top the salmon with the bruschetta and serve immediately.
I served this with roasted potatoes, French style green beans and a side salad. It tasted so fresh! We loved this recipe and I can’t wait to make it again. My tomato vines are also urging me to use them wisely!
Even if you’re not a salmon fan, you could spread this bruschetta over toasted French Bread for a fantastic appetizer!
What’s your favorite way to use lots of fresh tomatoes?