Simple Roasted Tomatoes

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Roasted tomatoes may change your life forever. They are quite possibly one of the most delicious things I’ve eaten. While mostly intended to use in pasta dishes, salads and sauces, I couldn’t stop picking them off the pan and just eating them.

This recipe for Simple Roasted Tomatoes has you roasting the tomatoes low and slow. The process removes some of their moisture and caramelizes them, deepening their tomatoey flavor. You can use roasted tomatoes almost anywhere you would use regular tomatoes.

 I like using sprigs of thyme to add flavor, but also try tossing in some unpeeled garlic cloves. Once everything is roasted, peel the cloves and combine them with the tomatoes.

To prep the tomatoes, use a sharp tomato knife, like Cutco’s Trimmer, to dice. Take a look at our tutorial on How to Dice a Tomato for simple instructions on how.

Because this recipe is so simple, you might find yourself making these on a regular basis. But, I advise to make extra, because you won’t be able to resist eating them straight from the pan.

Recipe created for Cutco by Chef Keith Glover, culinary instructor from Alfred State College

Simple Roasted Tomatoes

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Ingredients

  • 6 plum tomatoes, large dice
  • 4 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil
  • Kosher salt
  • Fresh ground black pepper
  • 3 springs fresh thyme (optional)

Directions

  1. Heat the oven to 250 degrees F.
  2. Line a baking sheet with foil. Toss tomatoes with oil, salt and pepper.
  3. Pour evenly onto baking pan toss with fresh thyme. Bake for 1-1 ½ hours until partially dried but still retaining some moisture.
  4. Discard thyme and cool tomatoes.
  5. Use in fresh pasta dishes, salads, sauces and toppings.

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