Tomatoes are full of antioxidants that protect against heart disease and some cancers. This recipe turns bite-size cherry or grape tomatoes into a delicious side dish. The tomatoes are tossed in olive oil and herbs and then roasted until they are tender and juicy. Serve them with fish or use them to top whole wheat pasta.
Yield: 4 servings
Preparation time: 5 minutes
Baking time: 10 minutes
- 1 pint cherry or grape tomatoes
- 1 tbsp extra virgin olive oil
- 1 tbsp chopped fresh chives
- 1 tbsp chopped fresh basil
- 1/8 tsp fine ground sea salt
Preheat the oven to 425 degrees Fahrenheit. Place the tomatoes in a single layer on a baking sheet.
Drizzle the tomatoes with the oil and then sprinkle them with the herbs and salt. Stir the tomatoes gently around the pan.
Roast for 5 minutes. Remove from the oven and stir. Roast for an additional 3 to 5 minutes, until the tomatoes are warm and the skins begin to burst.