Slow-roasted Tomatoes with Basil Oregano and Garlic

Tomatoes-4Slow-roasted Tomatoes with Basil Oregano and Garlic is more of a method than a recipe. There’s not much to them and your oven does all the work. This is a great recipe to try on the weekend when you have cleaning or yard work to do around the house. Prepare the tomatoes in the morning, pop them in the oven and forget about them for 2 hours while you scrub the bathroom floors or pull weeds in the back yard.

This recipe is inspired by one published recently in Real Simple Magazine. I’ve changed things up a bit by placing the herbs and garlic in a processor and spreading them over the tomatoes. By slow roasting the tomatoes they become more flavorful. This is a great method to use on not-so-great tomatoes, transforming them into delicious and sweet snacks.


6-8 plum tomatoes or tomatoes on the vine, cut in half

1/4 cup olive oil

2- 3 cloves garlic

2 springs fresh oregano

1/4 cup loosely packed fresh basil

salt and pepper

Tomatoes-Pre Tomatoes-RoastedDIRECTIONS:

Heat oven to 300 degrees.  Place tomatoes cut side up in a baking dish.  Drizzle with olive oil and sprinkle with salt and pepper.  Place garlic, oregano and basil in a mini-prep food processor and blend until everything is finely minced.  Sprinkle the herb mixture over the tomatoes.  Roast until the tomatoes are puckered, about 2 hours.

Serve alone on toasted baguette slices or with a thin layer of Spicy Hummus Spread. Enjoy your reward for finally scrubbing those bathroom floors! :)



©2014 by Alexandra Salidas Roll, Figs & Feta.

Recipe by Alexandra Salidas Roll of Figs & Feta.  Please do not reprint this recipe without permission.  If you would like to feature this recipe on your blog or site, please rewrite the method of preparation and link your post to this one as the original source.  Thank you!

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