Roasted Basil Tomatoes

IMG_20160801_094241I love to roast everything! And I especially love to roast tomatoes. You can do so much with this tomato recipe it is endless. I wanted to get this recipe up because I will be referencing back to these delicious tomatoes as an ingredient in other recipes… but trust me, these beauties stand up just fine as a side dish all by themselves! Enjoy!

*Preheat oven to 425 degrees and spray a metal baking sheet or baking dish with olive oil cooking spray

You will need:

-10-12 Roma tomatoes sliced in half lengthwise

-Approx. 2-3 tbs. of EV Olive Oil (or I like to call it a good healthy drizzle!)

**I prefer Simply Organic brand herbs and spices in my recipes

-1 tsp. dried oregano

-1/2 tsp. dried thyme

-1/2 tsp. Italian seasoning

-1/2 tsp.crushed red pepper

-1/2 tsp. fresh ground pepper

-2-3 tbs. chopped fresh basil (depending on your taste)

**I do not remove seeds or the skin of the tomatoes. If you are on a special diet or prefer to remove the skin you can. I prefer not to because I like the flavor and texture better.

**I have not added salt to this recipe because my husband has to follow a sodium restricted diet. You may add 1/4-1/2 tsp. if you prefer.

Spread tomatoes out on baking sheet and drizzle with Olive Oil. One at a time sprinkle evenly over tomatoes all remaining ingredients. With clean hands gently toss tomatoes until ingredients are blended. Tomatoes should be skin side down and in a single layer.

Roast for approx. 30-40 minutes (ovens vary) until they are caramelized and wrinkly as I call it 🙂

Let them rest a few minutes on the baking sheet. Transfer them to a serving bowl, drizzle with a little more Olive Oil and garnish with more chopped fresh basil.

Created with love by:


Char Head 🙂





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