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Roasted cherry tomatoes are the star of this Italian grazing board.
Italian Grazing Board with Roasted Tomatoes
Prep Time
20 mins
Cook Time
30 mins
Total Time
50 mins
 

Call it an appetizer or make it a meal, this Italian grazing board with roasted tomatoes is food for the soul.

Course: Appetizer
Cuisine: Italian
Keyword: grazing board, roasted tomatoes
Servings: 8 servings
Calories: 961 kcal
Ingredients
Italian Grazing Board
  • 2 cups mozzarella or bocconcini
  • 1 cup parmesan chunks
  • 1 cup marinated artichokes
  • 1 cup mixed, marinated olives
  • 1 cup marinated beans (white or fava)
  • 2 cups hot or cherry peppers
  • 1 cup pepperoncini
  • 1/4 lb prosciutto
  • 1/2 lb salami
  • 1 cup parmesan crisps
  • 1/2 loaf rustic Italian bread, fresh or toasted
  • 2 cups taralli or crackers
  • 1 bunch fresh basil
  • 1/2 cup fig jam
  • roasted tomatoes (recipe follows)
Roasted Tomatoes
  • 1 lb cherry tomatoes, halved
  • 6 cloves garlic, peeled and chopped
  • 10 sprigs fresh thyme
  • 3 Tbsp extra virgin olive oil
  • 2 Tbsp balsamic vinegar
  • 1/2 tsp sugar
  • 1 tsp kosher salt
  • 1/2 tsp ground black pepper
Instructions
Roasted Tomatoes
  1. Preheat oven to 400 degrees F and line a sheet tray with parchment or nonstick foil.

  2. Place the tomatoes on the sheet tray, cut side up and top with chopped garlic, being sure that each tomatoe halve is topped with some garlic.

  3. Scatter the thyme sprigs over the tomatoes, drizzle with olive oil and vinegar, and sprinkle with sugar, salt and pepper.

  4. Roast at 400 for 25-30 mins until softened and lightly caramelized. Serve warm or at room temperature with the tomato oil.

Make the Grazing Board
  1. Arrange all the ingredients on a large board or platter, being sure to mix up colors and flavors. Use small bowls, parchment paper, mini spoons and knives as needed.

Recipe Notes
  • Roasted tomatoes will keep in the refrigerator for up to one week.
  • Don't think you should only serve this on a platter. A large, rustic wood cutting board is a casual and eye-catching way to present your menu items.
  • The ingredients for this grazing board are simply suggestions (and ones I love). Have fun and make it your own by adding your favorite items.
  • This platter is made to be served casual family style and can be left at room temperature for an hour or two (if it lasts that long!).

Grazing Board Styling Tips

  • Start with your stars (roasted tomatoes) and bigger items and build around them.
  • Choose a theme (Italian) or color profile (colors like green, white, and red).
  • Use different shapes and sizes. Cut up some cheeses while leaving some in whole rounds or wedges. Fold or roll meats, slice up veggies, and serve little tomatoes right on the vine.
  • Springs of basil are great at filling in empty spaces, adding color, and are delicious paired with the roasted tomatoes, crostini, and mozzarella.
  • Use little bowls or pieces of parchment for wet or greasy items.
  • Think out of the box by adding crunchy parmesan crisps, marinated beans, fresh herbs, and loads of sweet and spicy peppers to complement the main ingredients.
 
Nutrition Facts
Italian Grazing Board with Roasted Tomatoes
Amount Per Serving
Calories 961 Calories from Fat 378
% Daily Value*
Fat 42g65%
Saturated Fat 11g69%
Trans Fat 1g
Polyunsaturated Fat 4g
Monounsaturated Fat 14g
Cholesterol 49mg16%
Sodium 3009mg131%
Potassium 488mg14%
Carbohydrates 112g37%
Fiber 13g54%
Sugar 19g21%
Protein 37g74%
Vitamin A 866IU17%
Vitamin C 35mg42%
Calcium 346mg35%
Iron 3mg17%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.