Savour this delightful meat-free dish of slow-roasted tomato, eggplant and balsamic onion presented in a dome shape.


  • 4 kg roma Tomatoes

  • 2 kg spanish Onions

  • 3 medium Eggplants

  • 20 basil leaves

  • Olive Oil

  • 0.25 cup Balsamic vinegar

  • Fresh thyme, finely chopped

  • Garlic, finely chopped

  • Sugar

  • Salt & cracked black pepper


  • 1.

    Slow roast tomatoes in oven over night (on slow heat about 8 hours)

  • 2.

    The next day, cut each onion into 8 and place on a lightly oiled tray Drizzle with some more olive oil, some balsamic vinegar, garlic, thyme, salt and pepper. Bake in oven until slightly browned.

  • 3.

    Cut eggplants in half length ways then into 6 wedges each side. Using pastry brush, brush eggplants with a little seasoned oil and garlic and place on baking tray with baking paper and bake in oven 200 degree celcius, turning once to ensure both sides are slightly golden.

  • 4.

    Once vegies are all cooled, line a deep stainless steel or glass bowl with glad wrap and arrange cooked vegetables with basil leaves as desired.

  • 5.

    Then lightly dress remaining vegetables with a little balsamic oil dressing and fill in centre.

  • 6.

    Cover & press down gently.

  • 7.

    Serve upside down next day.

Nutritional information

Nutritional analysis per serving (12 servings)

  • Energy 275kj
  • Fat Total 9g
  • Saturated Fat 1g
  • Protein 6g
  • Carbohydrate 45g
  • Sugar 29g
  • Sodium 1523mg

Note: The information shown is Edamam's estimate based on available ingredients and preparation. It should not be considered a substitute for a professional nutritionist's advice.

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Posted by Kerry108Report
I'm a big fan of Anna's recipes, but found this one disappointing in its presentation. Not very attractive, but quite tasty.
Posted by ghlewReport
Did this for christmas and it was a big hit! Everyone just loved it and I found that it kept well. We had leftovers for a number of days it was still tasty. Folded the last of the salad into bolognaise and it was wonderful!
Posted by Margaret155Report
We will be trying this one out on Christmas Day..............I know it will be a hit.
Posted by AG20Report
I had never heard of Anna Gare, I turned on the lifestyle channel and she was making the slow roasted tomato dome and was so impressed with this young woman, I shall try her recipe and hope I can do credit to her skills. Her presentation skills are simple but classy.
Posted by TL3Report
I made this recipe for Christmas Day....a HUGE favourite with the rellies. Everyone was so impressed, it did take a little while but definitley worth it in the end. The only problem is now- everyone wants me to make it for them.