Roasted Grape Tomatoes
Sweet Summer Simplicity. I think that sums up this recipe to a “T.” Summertime is a great time to enjoy life. Take it slow, simple, and savor the little things. The garden is growing, and fresh fruits and veggies are all around. I know the farmers market finally kicked off here this week.
The adjusting to life in Iowa has been harder on me than I imagined. I miss my beach, my garden, my sunshine. While the sun seems to be making more frequent appearances, my garden is just in its infant stages. I was hoping to have some tomatoes by now. But it will still be awhile. Until then, I will snag some of the red beauties at the grocery store.
If your garden is overflowing with juicy red tomatoes, try this recipe on for size. It is straightforward and delicious. Great as a side dish, with pasta, couscous, or just alone as a snack.
Roasted Grape Tomatoes
- 4 cups grape tomatoes
- 3 garlic cloves peeled
- 3 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil
- 2 teaspoons kosher salt.
- 1 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
- Preheat oven to 400 degrees F.
- In a medium bowl add the grape tomatoes and 3 garlic cloves. Drizzle with 3 tablespoons of olive oil and sprinkle with salt, pepper.
- In a 9 by 13-inch glass baking dish, place the tomatoes and garlic cloves, make sure they are in just 1 layer.
- Roast for 20 minutes, and then stir. Add 2 to 3 tablespoons of hot water, if too dry in appearance. Return to the oven and cook for 20 to 30 more minutes.
- When ready, the tomatoes will have begun to shrivel, and the liquid in the dish should have thickened. Serve hot from oven.
Hey Amanda! I just wanted to tell you how much I enjoy your recipes! I have made the Blueberry Bumble 3 times in 2 weeks! It was such a huge hit with my family and my husband’s cowokers! Also, I understand about the garden being in the infant stages and wanting it to be producing. I started my seeds indoors so I would have a headstart… well when I put them in the garden the sun scorched them. We live in Chattanooga, Tn and I would love for it to not be so hot! There is no beach here either and during the summer it is too hot to even go outside and sit. I started some of my seeds over (mostly tomato) and I will be waiting for awhile to see some produce! My Nana and I even prayed over the garden. I will be praying for your continually readjustment in Iowa and that your garden would flourish!
Thanks for your kind words, thoughts, and prayers. I just wrote a post about my garden today. I actually started it inside but a certain Beagle didn’t like it. LOL Hope your garden comes in nicely! 🙂