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.
1-1/8 cup Roasted Tomatoes
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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!!!
Grape Tomatoes Nutritional Information
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