Roasted Cherry Tomatoes
On June 6, 2020

Tomatoes, although eaten as a vegetable, is actually classified as a fruit. They often come in different shapes including campari (tomatoes on the vine), plum, grape or cherry. Tomatoes can also come in a variety of colors such as red, yellow, orange, green and purple.

As a high nutrient ingredient, tomatoes are rich in:

- Antioxidants: helps to reduce the risk of heart disease and cancer; it’s also good for your skin

- Potassium: helps to lower blood pressure and protect against strokes

- Vitamin K: helps to maintain strong bones and reduces risk of osteoporosis

- Vitamin C: to boost your immune system

Tomatoes are most commonly found in Mexican cuisine (ie. pico de gallo), Italian foods (ie. marina sauce), or a great topping for a sandwich or salad. One way that I have recently stumbled upon preparing tomatoes is to roast them in the oven.

Roasted Cherry Tomatoes Recipe:

Prep Time05 mins Cook Time10-15 mins Total Time15-20 mins

Ingredients:

  • 2-3 lbs of cherry tomatoes, washed and halved
  • 1-2 tablespoons of olive oil
  • 1 clove of garlic, minced
  • 1 tablespoon of fresh basil, chopped
  • 1 tablespoon of fresh oregano, chopped
  • 1 teaspoon of salt
  • 1 teaspoon of pepper

Directions:

  1. Preheat oven to 450 degrees F
  2. Wash the cherry tomatoes and cut in half (if using larger tomatoes, cut into quarters)
  3. Mince the garlic and place in bowl with cherry tomatoes
  4. Chop the fresh basil and oregano and place in bowl with garlic and cherry tomatoes
  5. Pour in 1-2 tablespoons of olive oil in bowl with above ingredients
  6. Toss all ingredients together and pour onto a baking sheet
  7. Lightly season with salt and pepper
  8. Roast in preheated oven for 10-15 minutes, or until lightly charred (if using larger tomatoes, roast 15-20 minutes)
  9. Serve warm and enjoy!
 

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Roasted Cherry Tomatoes

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