Easy Slow Roasted Balsamic Tomatoes

on Jun 14, 2016 in Dairy Free, Side Dishes, Starters/Snacks/Canapes, Vegetarian

Slow Roasted Tomatoes

Tired of salads with your BBQ?

“Hooray it’s BBQ season!” is the cheer that goes up in my house!!   We’ve been taking advantage of the good weather while we can and been eating outside. This is a particular treat in England so when the sun is out so are we! But sometimes I get tired of salads during the summer and this is a quick alternative with tomatoes at their best this time of year.

Roasted Balsamic Tomatoes is one of the easiest and tastiest dishes ever. They go with all kinds of meat, chicken, fish, cheese, quiches, egg dishes. There is not much that they don’t go with. So even if I get surprise visitors for dinner, I always have tomatoes in the fridge for this dish. The picture here is halved largish tomatoes but this can be done with Cherry tomatoes and /or peppers.


Vine ripened tomatoes  1lb./500g (about 6 medium toms.)

Garlic Cloves  2  crushed

Balsamic Vinegar  1T.

Olive Oil 1T.

Fresh Basil or Thyme  1T.


Preheat oven to 300F/150C/130 fan (you can always cook them in foil on the BBQ but must be low heat)

Cut tomatoes in half (unless they are cherry toms.)

Place on a baking tray, cut side up

Mix the vinegar, oil and crushed garlic together.

Drizzle oil & vinegar mix over tomatoes.

Season with S&P

Roast for 50 to 60 mins. until soft and lightly charred or caramelised

Cool and serve at room temperature.

Garnish with Basil, Thyme or Lemon Thyme. Oregano is a favourite or you could even use Rosemary.

Serves 3-4

You must give these a try and also have a go with peppers, Basil complements peppers really well.

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