Tomatoes roasting in the oven are one of the best cooking smells. It is also a very simple recipe with a variety of uses. I spooned the tomatoes over pasta and topped it with some fresh burrata and it made for an excellent lunch. Next time I have dinner guests I am going to make this and serve it as bruschetta, by just spreading it on toasted bread and adding some mozzarella on top.
I loved this lunch. Roasting the tomatoes with garlic and basil gave them so much flavor. The burrata on top was the perfect compliment to the acidity of the tomatoes.
This recipe makes enough for bruschetta for 4-6 people, or pasta for 2.
You will need:
3 medium Tomatoes
2 tablespoons Olive Oil
2 cloves of Garlic, minced
1/2 teaspoon Salt
1 1/2 tablespoons chopped Basil
1/8 teaspoon Pepper
Preheat your oven to 400 degrees. Dice the tomatoes, you want the pieces to be about an inch big.
Cover a baking sheet with aluminum foil. Then spread the tomatoes out over the foil. Drizzle the olive oil over, and then add the garlic, salt, basil, and pepper. Toss around a bit to evenly distribute everything.
Bake for about 15 minutes. Then use a spatula and stir/flip the tomatoes a bit. This helps them to cook evenly. Then let cook for another 10 minutes. You want the tomatoes to have lost their moisture, but you don’t want them to brown or burn. You can serve these tomatoes hot or chilled.