But for all of the other meals, when you just want to add a touch of tomato flavor, these herb roasted tomatoes are my go-to. They're easy to make and mostly hands-off, but the flavor is out of this world good. This is a simple recipe you'll want to return to all summer long.
How to Make Herb Roasted Tomatoes
The key for this recipe is to start with great-quality tomatoes. Choose a mix of large and cherries, and several different colors if you can find them.
Tomatoes. You can add as many tomatoes as will fit on your baking sheet.
Olive oil. Don't skimp on the oil! It helps concentrate the tomato flavor and makes a nice jammy texture. You can use these roasted tomatoes like a dressing or sauce.
Dried herbs. I like a mixture of Italian herbs like oregano, basil and parsley. But you can mix up the seasonings with other fresh or dried herbs. Thyme, rosemary, marjoram and tarragon are all delicious with tomatoes.
Spices. Likewise, feel free to play with different spices in your roasted tomatoes. I like paprika, garlic powder and a pinch of red pepper flakes for a slight kick.
How to Serve Herb Roasted Tomatoes
These soft, saucy tomatoes are delicious all on their own. I always like to have some in the fridge to serve:
Preheat your oven to 400 degrees Fahrenheit and prepare a large baking sheet by lining it with parchment paper.
Add the tomatoes unto the baking sheet (in a single layer) and drizzle with olive oil and season with seasonings (salt, black pepper, garlic powder, smoked paprika, oregano, basil, parsley, and red pepper flakes) and bake for 25-30 minutes or until tomatoes are charred, wilted, and tender. Remove and let cool slightly.
Add roasted tomatoes to your favorite pasta, salad, or as a side dish.
Tips & Tricks
STORAGE:All leftovers (once fully cooled) can be stored in an airtight container and refrigerated for 3-4 days.