You will love this roasted cherry tomato appetizer. Juicy cherry tomatoes are roasted with lots of garlic, fresh herbs, and extra virgin olive oil for truly irresistible flavors. Served over melty mozzarella on pita bread, this roasted cherry tomato appetizer always hits the spot!

This is an easy recipe ready in 30 minutes.

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Two pita breads cut in pieces with melted mozzarella and roasted tomatoes on a cutting board.

Why this recipe sings

This roasted cherry tomatoes appetizer ticks all the boxes when it comes to flavor and easiness. The cherry tomatoes have a rich and sweet flavor intensified by roasting. The heat brings out their natural sweetness and caramelizes them, creating a savory and slightly fruity depth of flavor.

The roasted tomatoes are served over pitas with melty mozzarella cheese for a sweet and savory appetizer guaranteed to be a hit. This recipe is easy enough to pull off when you have unexpected guests. It can also be a tasty lunch or dinner accompanied by a green salad. Leftover tomatoes (if you have any!) can be a delicious addition to pasta dishes, salads, or sandwiches.

Here is what you need

Ingredients to make roasted cherry tomatoes appetizer on a cutting board.
  • Cherry or grape tomatoes. You cause any medley of small tomatoes you like.
  • Garlic. A couple of cloves are thinly sliced and roast with the tomatoes.
  • Extra virgin olive oil.
  • Mozzarella cheese. Fresh mozzarella works best.
  • Greek pita bread. This bread is like a flatbread without a pocket. You can make your own using our recipe for pita or get ready-made. A great delicious substitute is naan bread.
  • Sugar. A teaspoon over the tomatoes before roasting helps break their acidity.
  • Sea salt, dried oregano, and chili flakes
  • Fresh oregano leaves. For serving. You can choose any herbs you like. I recommend oregano, thyme, or basil.

How to make it

Pre-heat the oven to 220°C / 425°F

Cherry tomatoes in a white baking pan with garlic slices, olive oil and seasoning.

In a baking pan, add the cherry tomatoes and garlic. Sprinkle one teaspoon of sugar all over and season with sea salt and freshly ground pepper. Add two-three tablespoons extra virgin olive oil and mix well.

Bake for 25 minutes.

Roasted cherry tomatoes in a white baking pan with garlic slices, olive oil and seasoning.

Place pita bread on a baking sheet lined with parchment paper.

Add plenty of fresh mozzarella cheese on top, according to your liking., drizzle some olive oil and sprinkle a pinch of dried oregano.

Two pita breads with pieces of mozzarella cheese on parchment paper.

Bake until pita bread is nice and lightly crisped around the edges, mozzarella cheese is melted and bubbly, and its moisture evaporates for about 5 minutes.

Add 2-3 tbsp of the tomato mix on the pita bread, sprinkle some olive oil and some chopped fresh herbs on top and serve immediately.

A. bowl with roasted tomatoes and two pita breads cut in pieces with melted mozzarella and tomatoes on a cutting board.

This delicious appetizer is ready in about 30 minutes. Serve it along with other Greek meze like keftedes, crispy fried eggplant, and tzatziki dip.

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A piece of pita bread with with melted mozzarella and roasted tomatoes on a cutting board.

Roasted Cherry Tomatoes Appetizer

by Jenny | The Greek Foodie
This delicious easy appetizer with juicy roasted cherry tomatoes roast served over melty mozzarella on pita bread is ready in 30 minutes.
5 from 20 votes
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Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 30 minutes
Course Appetizer
Cuisine Greek
Servings 8
Calories 188 kcal

Equipment

  • medium baking pan
  • Rimmed baking sheet
  • Parchment paper

Ingredients
  

  • 1 lb cherry tomatoes or grape tomatoes
  • 3 cloves garlic sliced
  • 2-3 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil + more for drizzling
  • cup mozzarella cheese shredded
  • 4 pita bread
  • sea salt
  • dried oregano
  • 1 tablespoon fresh oregano leaves for serving
  • chili flakes for serving

Instructions
 

  • Pre-heat the oven to 220°C / 425°F
  • In a baking pan, add the cherry tomatoes and garlic. Sprinkle one teaspoon of sugar all over and season with sea salt and freshly ground pepper. Add two-three tablespoons extra virgin olive oil and mix well.
    Bake for 25 minutes.
  • Place pita bread on a baking sheet lined with parchment paper.
    Add plenty of fresh mozzarella cheese on top, according to your liking, drizzle some olive oil and sprinkle a pinch of dried oregano.
    Bake until pita bread is nice and lightly crisped around the edges, mozzarella cheese is melted and bubbly, and moisture evaporates for about 5 minutes. 
  • Cut the pitas into four pieces and add 2-3 tomatoes to each piece, sprinkle some fresh oregano leaves and chili flakes on top, and serve immediately.

Notes

Nutritional Info – Please remember that the nutritional information provided is only estimated and can vary based on the products used.

Nutrition

Calories: 188kcalCarbohydrates: 20gProtein: 6gFat: 10gSaturated Fat: 3gPolyunsaturated Fat: 1gMonounsaturated Fat: 5gCholesterol: 11mgSodium: 507mgPotassium: 163mgFiber: 2gSugar: 1gVitamin A: 409IUVitamin C: 11mgCalcium: 117mgIron: 1mg
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19 Comments

  1. 5 stars
    I love how easy this recipe is and the addition of mint really adds a delicious touch. It’s great for an easy appetizers, but it also makes a great light dinner!

  2. 5 stars
    This is such a genius recipe! I just love the fact that you’ve used pita breads! They look almost like mini-pizzas! And all of the toppings are looking so fresh and utterly delicious!

  3. 5 stars
    We love this so much, we’ve been having it for lunch! So good! Always the first bowl emptied at any party!

  4. 5 stars
    This roasted cherry tomatoes appetizer was the perfect addition to a bridal shower menu. The guest of honor and all of our friends and family raved about how simple, yet tasty it was.

  5. 5 stars
    So yummy and a great way to use up my excess of cherry tomatoes I always get from the garden. Thank you for a great appetizer recipe!

  6. 5 stars
    My dad got us tonns of baby tomatoes, tried your recipe and throughly enjoyed with our friends. Finished in no time . Thanks

  7. 5 stars
    I recently tried the roasted cherry tomatoes appetizer, and it was delicious! It’s such a simple recipe, but the taste is incredibly satisfying and everyone in my family loved it.

  8. 5 stars
    Oh my, this appetizer recipe looks amazingly delicious and very yummy! A perfect appetizer for everyone to love and enjoy! Plus we only need 30 minutes to have this on our table! Loved it!

  9. 5 stars
    Oh man, I am loving everything about these! These would also be awesome tossed into a pasta dish. So perfect for those summer tomatoes coming soon. 🙂

  10. 5 stars
    I love a good flatbread appetizer and this dish definitely hit the spot. The combination of mozzarella and cherry tomatoes was perfect. We’ll absolutely be having this again.