Herb roasted tomatoes are quick and easy to make in the oven and deeply savory and full of umami flavor. They make a delicious side dish for summer BBQs and picnics, toast topper at breakfast, or snack all on their own.
Who doesn't love the start of tomato season? As soon as local heirloom tomatoes come in at the grocery store and farmer's market, I'm making Vegan Tomato Avocado Bruschetta, Creamy Roasted Garlic Tomato Soup, and Onion, Spinach, Tomato, + Parmesan Quiche. That's where these Herb Roasted Tomatoes [Quick + Easy] made directly in the oven comes in handy! Make these in batches and store in the refrigerator so that you can add them to your favorite dishes!
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.
I like to roast my tomatoes in a hot oven until they blister and become sweet. The heat from the oven caramelizes the outside of the tomato and enhances its natural sugars, much like how caramelized onions become sweet after cooking.
Roasted tomatoes are also better seasoned than their plain tomato counterparts. When you roast the tomatoes, you first toss them in olive oil, salt, and pepper before they bake. That first step adds so much more flavor rather than making a sauce from plain raw tomatoes. Once the tomatoes are charred, it’s time to remove them from the oven.
Basically, the difference is that fire roasted tomatoes are charred (until blacked flakes form) over a flame, then diced and canned. This recipe can easily be turned into fire roasted tomatoes by heating your oven to 450 degrees and keeping them in the oven a bit longer until fully charred. In addition, you can omit the herb seasoning and just add garlic and onion powders for a more traditional taste.
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.
These soft, saucy tomatoes are delicious all on their own. I always like to have some in the fridge to serve:
There are so many possibilities. How will you eat these jammy roasted tomatoes?
All leftovers (once fully cooled) can be stored in an airtight container and refrigerated for 3-4 days.
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