Summer plum tomatoes roasted in the oven with garlic and herbs make an easy and delicious sauce that will fill your kitchen with an intoxicating aroma.
The end of summer means using up my garden vegetables and herbs before the weather changes. It seems I wait all summer long for my tomatoes to ripen, then I wind up with so many tomatoes I don't know what to do with them!
One of my favorite things to do with tomatoes this time of year is to roast them. The flavors of the tomatoes get concentrated and makes a wonderful sauce for serving over pasta or freezing for the future. If you think four pounds of tomatoes is a lot, you'll be surprised! Four pounds reduced down to the contents of this jar.
What else do I like to do with my end of summer tomatoes? I have tons of recipes that use fresh tomatoes, but these recipes are a must!
Tomato Bisque - one of my favorite soups and perfect this time of year
Panzanella Salad - Using a good crusty bread is a must here!
Easy Garden Tomato Sauce - Perfect for grape tomatoes
Heirloom Tomato Sandwiches - So simple and delicious!
Heirloom Tomato Salad - I can eat this with some crusty bread and call it a meal!
Tomato, Mozzarella and Arugula Tower - A perfect meatless Monday lunch
Oven Roasted Tomatoes
Servings: 7 • Size: 1/2 cup • Points +: 1 pt • Smart Points: 1
Calories: 53 • Fat: 2 g • Protein: 1 g • Carbs: 8.5 g • Fiber: 1.5 g • Sugar: 5.5 g
Sodium: 282 mg (without salt)
- 1 tbsp extra virgin olive oil
- 4 cloves garlic, peeled and thinly sliced
- 8 sprigs of fresh thyme
- 4 sprigs of fresh rosemary
- salt and freshly cracked pepper to taste
- 4 lbs plum tomatoes*
Preheat the oven to 450º F.
Divide the olive oil and pour onto the bottom of two large rimmed baking sheets; add the garlic, thyme, rosemary, and salt and pepper.
Cut the tomatoes in half horizontally and remove the stems. Toss the tomatoes with the oil and seasonings, then lay them down cut side down on the dish.
Roast in the oven until the tomatoes wilt and become softened, about 30-35 minutes, the tomatoes will start to wrinkle. Depending on the size of your tomatoes, cooking time will vary so keep an eye on them. When done, remove from oven and let them cool. The skins will come off easily; remove and discard skins and herbs then coarsely chop the tomatoes. Adjust salt as needed and place in a jar or use right away.
The tomatoes will keep for about 3 - 4 days refrigerated, or up to 6 months frozen.
Makes 3 1/2 cups.
*Calculated based on 3 1/2 cups cooked tomatoes which differs slightly from uncooked.