Try these Roasted Grape Tomatoes With Herbs as an easy and quick way to eat those delicious tomatoes you bought at your local market. The herbs added to these sauteed grape tomatoes really make this such a flavorful appetizer or side dish to your entree that you will definitely want to make it again!
Quick And Easy Roasted Grape Tomatoes
I buy a LOT of tomatoes every week. Sometimes beefsteak, sometimes heirloom, pretty much whatever looks freshest and catches my eye. It never fails that I have too many and I have to search for ways to use them in a hurry. I often roast them in the oven like these scrumptious delights, and that method works great for the larger tomatoes but I had lots of little grape tomatoes this week and had very little time so I decided to do them in my cast iron pan on the stove top and wow – I hit the flavor jackpot! Can you believe these little gems took less than 10 minutes?
You can use these with pasta, sandwiches, bruschetta or add a little cheese for a delightful appetizer. You can also freeze these for a future lasagna sauce if you can’t use them right away. Imagine how much your kids are going to like them when you want to get those extra veggies in them!
Add Herbs For The Final Touch
Use your favorite herbs in this one and there is no rule as to what’s right. I used basil, a little Thai basil and thyme (both dried and fresh) along with pepper. I added a wee bit of salt after cooking but I generally go easy on salt with all of my dishes. Some garlic would be fabulous. The nice thing about a dish like this Roasted Grape Tomatoes recipe is that there isn’t a set amount of herbs you can add. What kind of herbs do you like? If you aren’t a fan of the thyme, then leave it out. There is no end to the amount of flavor that you could add to make these sweet little tomatoes that much more delicious!
If you cook up your leftover tomatoes, take a pic and share it with me on Instagram and hashtag #barriehillfarms. We can’t wait to see what you’re up to!
Roasted Grape Tomatoes With Herbs
Delicious little gems bursting with the sweetness from the roasting and fresh herb flavors. Perfect for sauces, appetizers or sandwiches.
- 3 tbsp olive oil extra virgin
- 2 pints grape tomatoes (or cherry)
- 1/2 tsp dried basil
- 1 tbsp Thai basil chopped
- 2 tbsp fresh basil chopped
- 2 tsp fresh thyme plus more for garnish
- 1/4 tsp black pepper freshly ground
Heat the olive oil in a saute pan large enough to hold all the tomatoes in one layer.
Add the tomatoes, basil, thyme, and pepper. Reduce the heat to low and cook for 5 to 7 minutes, tossing occasionally, until the tomatoes begin to pop. Sprinkle with a little fresh chopped basil and serve hot or at room temperature.
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Recipe courtesy of Simply Fresh Dinners, A partner with Barrie Hill Farms in bringing fresh recipes to your table.
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