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Old Wed, Jun-06-12, 05:40
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Default Low Carb Roasted Grape Tomatoes

This is a great side dish and addition to almost any dish from appetizer bites, to low carb pizzas, salads, entrees like fish or chicken. So easy and quick to make and keeps up to 2 weeks in the fridge.

Grape Tomatoes

Serves – 1-1/8 cup Roasted Tomatoes
Prep Time – 5 Minutes
Cook Time – 25-30 Minutes
Difficulty – Easy



Ingredients
2 pints Grape Tomatoes, dried out ones work great here
1 Tbsp. Olive Oil
1 Tbsp. Dried Basil
2 pinches Kosher Salt
½ c. Olive Oil (or enough to cover cooked tomatoes)
1 Tbsp Balsamic Vinegar (optional) or Red Wine Vinegar
4 cloves Garlic

Preheat oven to 400°

You think this tomato is bad because the tomato is dried out and shriveled and you hate the texture of it. Or at least that’s what Denny says. He hates it when the tomatoes shrivel. I look forward to it, cuz I know they are only a step away from roasted tomato goodness!

Wash and dry grape tomatoes. You can cut them in half, but why bother?

Add 1 tablespoon of olive oil.

Add dried basil. Fluffy Chix use about a tablespoon full or 1 small palm full of dried basil.

Sprinkle the basil over the tomatoes.

Add a big pinch of kosher salt.

Now do it again a second time.

Stir gently with a spatula to evenly distribute oil, basil and salt.

Turn out onto a parchment lined cookie sheet.

Bake for 25 – 30 Minutes or until a little browned and soft.

Don’t panic! The parchment will be very brown in spots. It will look like you’ve made a terrible mistake! No worries, mon!

Allow roasted tomatoes to cool completely.

Gently transfer roasted tomatoes into a storage container.

Peel and smash garlic with the flat of a knife. Leave the cloves basically whole, but smash them to release garlic oil into the tomatoes. Add garlic to the tomatoes.

Pour olive oil over tomatoes and garlic until completely covered. Yes, I know. It uses a lot of olive oil! But you can use this oil for salad dressings. Toss it with veggies! Don’t throw the olive oil away once the tomatoes are eaten.

Add a tablespoon of balsamic or red wine vinegar.

Cover and refrigerate until the next time you make an appetizer, salad or entrée. They work great with pizzas, veggies, salads, appetizer bites and entrees, especially fish and chicken, omelets – even pork. Almost anything you can imagine!! Great gnoshes!!!











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Old Wed, Jun-06-12, 08:39
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Oh!!! So glad I didn't throw out that box of grape tomatoes in my fridge that is starting to shrivel!!! Great idea! Thanks!
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Old Wed, Jun-06-12, 09:55
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I love this and make it all the time until I found the carb count is 6 per cup, more or less. I can easily eat the whole thing they are so good. Doesn't roasting up the carb count because it dries the tomato? This was a staple in my weight watcher days, along with all the "healthy whole wheat" pasta... LOL
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Kaye, yes and no. Cooking any veggie makes carbs more readily available. But it can't actually "increase" the carb content individually. It can make it higher glycemic! But the volume does change when cooking. So a cup raw is more like 1/2c cooked! I would definitely suggest using these as a condiment. But I do not think 4-8 grape tomatoes will derail anyone's weight loss. It hasn't mine! And I'm a turtle! However, I don't sit down and eat a cup at a time because I know it would spike my blood sugar. But also, 6g carbs per cup isn't so bad in the grand scheme of things, is it? I eat about 40g net carbs per day and these fit within my budget.
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looks deeeeeelish! Also, do you have the chicken recipe that is in the pic? it too looks yummers!! lol Thx!
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One of my all time favorite chicken recipes uses whole cherry/grape tomatoes.

http://www.epicurious.com/recipes/f...Marjoram-108245
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looks deeeeeelish! Also, do you have the chicken recipe that is in the pic? it too looks yummers!! lol Thx!



Here you go! I just posted it in the Main Dish area!

Texas Chicken Pizzaiolo
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Old Sun, Jun-10-12, 15:03
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One of my all time favorite chicken recipes uses whole cherry/grape tomatoes.

http://www.epicurious.com/recipes/f...Marjoram-108245



Wow that sounds like a yummy recipe! I have some fresh oregano growing - maybe I will make this recipe next! Marjoram and oregano are fairly similar! Thanks!!
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Old Mon, Jun-11-12, 20:25
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Thanks SusieT. I have on Weight watchers used a cup of grape tomatoes in 2 servings. I'm glad to find out how to use them correctly. (no wonder I can't stay on ww)
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