Monday, September 28, 2009

Meatless Monday - Roasted Tomatoes

I love tomatoes. Raw, stewed, cooked in sauce, you name a method and I'll pretty much make them that way and eat it. Oh sure, they don't have the cheesy goodness of Cheetos but they are damn fine.

One of the ways I like tomatoes is roasted. Putting a little fire to them brings out the sweetness. That sounds like something JR would say about me. Sorry, TMI.

I'm almost embarrassed to call this a recipe. It doesn't involve tons of pots, pans, measuring devices, or cheese. This is just basic stuff. It's how you use the tomatoes after you roast them that can get complicated. I said "you". Me? I tossed them with green beans cooked in butter and white wine and fettuccine noodles. Yummy!

There are no rules here.

1. Wash a couple of pints of cherry or grape tomatoes. You can do this with regular tomatoes but then you have to cut them, salt them, drain them, etc to get them to roast correctly. Way too much trouble for me.

2. Place in tomatoes on a sheet pan.

3. Drizzle with olive oil.

4. Add 5 or 6 cloves of garlic. Crushed and peeled.

5. Sprinkle on a couple of tablespoons of Rosemary or twice that amount of chopped fresh Rosemary.

6. Bake at 400 degrees for 20 minutes.

I've been know to eat these right out of the pan. I tend to burn my tongue a lot.

Suggested uses: Pizza topping, salsa and pasta sauce. Just to name a few.

Please have a Meatless Monday or Wednesday or Friday. Just one day this week.



  1. I'm funny about tomatoes; I have to be in the mood for them and I prefer them raw. But this? I'm gonna have to try this. Nom nom nom.

  2. They look good but why are they yellow? Does the stove turn them that way?

    Have you ever tried adding stewed tomatoes to a box of Mac-n-Cheese? YuMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMM.

  3. I would like this but not the family. Picking ol buggers!

  4. Luckily, I messed up my schedule for Yom Kippur or this would put me right over the edge. Yum!

  5. Mmmm. Would it be alright to go over to Casey's and make fun of her?

  6. I make these all the time and dump them on a bowl of pasta with pesto. Instead dinner. YUM!!

  7. Tomatoes are one of the foods I wish I loved.

    But I do love the idea of a meatless day a week.

  8. Paula had a bit on roasted tomatoes and now you. I think I am going to have try these.


  9. These are the cutest little maters. They look delicious. We've been eating ours over pasta, or even straight from the pan as they come out of the oven ;) And by the way? I actually think chocolate bacon sounds like it might work. I know chocolate with salty stuff (pretzels) is fantastic, so I'm thinking that might be the draw, the sweet/sour thing. Just saying.

  10. That looks really, really good. I wouldn't like them raw but I sure love them cooked!

  11. Oh they look so yummy - I need to do this soon! I love roasted veggies and since I've been really watching the portions and eating lots less meat I've lost enuf weight I had to buy a smaller size jeans! Woo-hoo for veggies!