Friday, January 22, 2016

How and Why of Roasted Tomatoes {Healthy}

Roast Tomatoes.  Recipe and how to roast them, and why you should roast them.  They are delicious, quick to make in less than 30 minutes, and you can save money by not wasting food.  Delicious and nutritious. Alohamora Open a Book healthy, diet friendly, easy and simple to make, flavorful, gluten free, nut free, allergy free delicious, use on pasta, pizza, salads, appetizer, dinner and more.

If you are not roasting tomatoes you should.  They help the budget minded, taste delicious, super simple and easy to make, gluten free, and ready in less than 30 minutes. 

Often times I will buy a pint or even a Costco size container of grape tomatoes.  I often can never finish them in time before they start to get a bit wrinkly.  If you find yourself looking in the fridge at wrinkly or a bit old tomatoes (grape, cherry, or plum, or any tomato variety) don't throw them away; roast them instead.  You'll save money, waste less food, and enjoy delicious tomatoes.   

Roasted Tomatoes are quickly made and they are extremely versatile.  You can eat roasted tomatoes plain, simply toss them in pasta, add them to homemade pizza, use them on a green salad, enjoy in eggs, and so much more.  They are delicious, easy on the budget since you aren't wasting food, and store in the fridge quite well. 

The above is just a handful of reasons "Why" Roasted Tomatoes are deliciously fantastic, and below you will find the recipe which provides the How to.  Enjoy! 

Roasted Tomatoes
Active Time: 5 minutes
Inactive Time: 20 minutes
Servings: varies with use

1 pint (approximately  2 c.) grape or cherry tomatoes- if you have larger tomatoes slice them
1 Tbsp olive oil
1/8 tsp salt
1/8 tsp black pepper
2 cloves garlic, minced

  1. Preheat oven to 400 degrees and line a pan with aluminum foil or a baking mat. 
  2. Wash and dry your tomatoes and place them in a medium bowl. If you don't have grape or cherry tomatoes then slice your larger tomatoes in thicker slices. 
  3. Toss the tomatoes with the olive oil, and then add the remaining ingredients stirring to combine everything.  
  4. Pour the tomatoes on the prepared pan, spread them out, and cook them at 400 degrees for 20-25 minutes until they are soft. 
  5. Enjoy the tomatoes plain, tossed with pasta, on a pizza or salad hot, cold, or room temperature. 
  6. Store leftovers in the refrigerator. 
  7. You can adjust the measurements according to the amount of your tomatoes. 

Happy Healthy and Delicious Roasted Tomatoes eating! 

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