111111tomAlright, some of you out there may look at this picture and say, "yuck!", but others of you may be swooning!  If you said, "yuck", you may be uninformed. (or just not like tomatoes)  But these are little gems bursting with flavor.  Yes, these are roasted tomatoes.  You can do so many amazing things with them.  Once you get this super easy technic down you'll be using these tossed with pasta, smashed as pizza sauce, on a salad, on toasted baguettes or with a spoon!  They really are so versatile and a secret weapon to have in you kitchen.

Personally, I like roasting smaller tomatoes. (these are cherry tomatoes in the picture)  I think they are more versatile, but you can roast just about any kind.

Roasted Tomatoes

What you'll need:

a few handfuls of tomatoes

a few cloves of garlic, peeled

a drizzle of olive oil

a pinch of salt

What you'll do:

Preheat the oven to 350 degrees.

Line a cookie sheet with parchment paper.  Lay your tomatoes and garlic on the paper.  Drizzle with olive oil and sprinkle with salt.  Bake on the top rack for about 35-45 minutes or until the whole house smells like heaven!  No seriously it will!  But you want them to just start to brown or pop.  The picture above was taken just as I took them out.

If you really want to impress someone, toss these with some linguini pasta, fresh basil and top with some fresh parmesan.  Oooooh! heaven!

Or try my Roasted Tomato Soup!

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