Dish up these decadent oven roasted tomatoes over pasta, bruschetta-style on toast, or tossed into a salad.
There is less than a week left in summer, and the summer food I’m going to miss most are tomatoes. I know, you can get tomatoes year-round at the grocery store, but in-season tomatoes are just 8000 times better than hot house tomatoes or ones that traveled from the other side of the world to the market.
I was trying to scheme a fancy, complex dish for today’s Vegan MoFo prompt – Favorite Late Summer Food – but decided that I’d rather let the tomatoes be the stars of the show.
This dish was inspired by an $8 jar of roasted tomatoes that I bought at Whole Foods. Darrol Henry loved just snacking on those suckers, but at that price point I couldn’t really justify them as a pantry staple. Instead, I picked up two pints of grape tomatoes for $6 and made my own oven roasted tomatoes.
Since the herbs came out of my garden and this recipe yields more than the 1/2 cup of tomatoes that was in the $8 jar, these oven roasted tomatoes are a bargain!
My favorite part, though, is how little prep is involved. You can use grape or cherry tomatoes to make this dish, and you roast them up whole. The only chopping you do is a handful of herbs and a few cloves of garlic.
After that, you just toss everything together, stick it into the oven, and bake. That’s it!
Oven Roasted Tomatoes
Yield: 3 cups oven roasted tomatoes
- 2 pints cherry or grape tomatoes
- 1/4 cup fresh basil, minced
- 2 tablespoons fresh oregano, minced
- 2 tablespoons fresh parsley, minced
- 4 cloves garlic, minced
- 1/4 cup olive oil
- 1 tablespoon balsamic vinegar, rice vinegar, or fresh lemon juice
- Preheat the oven to 400F.
- Toss all of your ingredients together in a 8×8″ baking pan. Bake for 20-25 minutes, depending on the size of your tomatoes. Smaller tomatoes will need less time to cook. Your tomatoes are ready when most of the ones in the pan have split open. You can see that the ones in my picture are kind of soft and deflated-looking. That happens when you transfer them to your storage container.