Home Harvest: The BEST Roasted Tomato & Rosemary Recipe

March 19, 2020

A Favorite Tomato & Rosemary Recipe

Ok, for something yummy to do while you are #stayathome ... One of my all time favorite and EASY recipes from the garden (or kitchen) are roasted cherry tomatoes with fresh rosemary. It's my favorite thing to do with my garden rosemary and garden tomatoes when they are ripe (but store bought is just fine too). I picked this up from my friend @robingillculinary and I eat it on EVERYTHING! Ok, maybe not on cake but you catch my drift. It makes the best easy party food (even for your parties of one or two right now) and you can put it on just about anything from crackers to cream cheese to chicken or other roasted veggies. You're the boss.

As you can see I like to make my favorite breakfast with it. I throw some in the skillet with a yard egg fried over easy, then top a piece of sourdough toast. Takes 5 minutes and you'll feel like you're brunching at your favorite breakfast spot.

Roasted tomatoes & rosemary on eggs
PC: Leslie F. Halleck

Recipe

So, here's what you do:

  • Preheat oven to 400F
  • Fill a large casserole baking dish with cherry or saladette size tomatoes
  • Cover generously and toss with olive oil, salt, pepper
  • Chop a few garlic cloves and throw them in in
  • Snip 4-5 long stems (8-10") of fresh rosemary from garden/patio
  • Strip a few rosemary leaves and toss into tomatoes
  • Lay the rosemary stems across the top of tomatoes - that's it (it will seem like a lot of rosemary...it isn't!)
  • Pop in the oven uncovered for 20 minutes(depending on your oven -smaller cherry tomatoes may be 15 minutes, larger may be 20-25 minutes)
  • When tomatoes have begun to wrinkle and pop and a have little browning you can remove and cool (or serve warm, but not right out of the oven because those 'maters will pop in your mouth and burn you!)

Serve cold or warm on EVERYTHING. With the amazing flavors and juices from this easy dish, you can make just about anything you top it with taste instantly amazing. I always have rosemary planted in my landscape beds - it's the perfect foodscape ornamental/edible, but even just a single pot of it on your patio will pay off big time. ENJOY!

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