Bacon-covered tomatoes with sweet balsamic reduction

By Hope Malau
11 February 2015

A delicious, stylish dish for the carb conscious.

SERVES 4-6 Preparation: 10 min Cooking: 15 min

  • 6 tomatoes
  • 12 streaky bacon rashers
  • 30 ml (2 T) olive oil
  • salt and pepper
  • 250 g mozzarella, cut into chunks
  • rocket leaves for serving
  • avocado for serving

Balsamic sauce

  • 250 ml (1 c) balsamic vinegar
  • 80 ml (? c) sugar

Preheat oven to 180 °C.

1 Wrap each tomato in bacon, drizzle with olive oil and season to taste.

2 Roast for 15 minutes or until the tomatoes have burst and are cooked through.

3 Serve with chunks of mozzarella, rocket leaves and avocado.

4 BALSAMIC SAUCE Put the vinegar and sugar in a saucepan. Over medium heat, stir until sugar has dissolved. Reduce heat and simmer for 4 minutes or until the sauce has thickened.

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