Vegetable dishes are so much fun to prepare. Just look at these slow roasted tomatoes : how pure and deeply flavored are these bright red gems? You have never tasted anything like this before!
I love making simple and clean vegetable side dishes packed with flavor!
For me working with pure and good quality ingredients is very important in my kitchen. And yes, especially when it comes to vegetables.
I am very picky when it comes to vegetables. So much so that I have absolutely no problem with riding my bike all over town to find the best tomatoes.
Or fresh herbs. Just anything.
How about you?
Good Quality Vegetables
I love to come up with pure side dishes where vegetables really stand out.
Not that I am not a fan of vegetable au gratins with white sauce. On the contrary, far from it. However I like to keep my tomatoes simple and natural.
If you are like me, then you will adore these slow roasted tomatoes: how pure and deep in flavor are these bright red gems?
Slow roasting the tomatoes lets them shrink and dry out a little, but don’t you worry. In the end the flavor is so concentrated, strong and bright.
It is so worth giving this one a try at home!
Easy Slow Roasted Tomatoes
Prepping this vegetable side dish is a piece of cake.
Slice the tomatoes, season them, place them on an oven tray with a drizzle of olive oil. Then pop the tomatoes in a warm oven and from there on just let the heat work is magic.
Do keep an eye on the tomatoes though. Every oven is different so make sure that you don’t end up with charred tomatoes. Cover the slices with some tinfoil in the end if you feel it is necessary.
Do you love oven roasted tomatoes?
Then you should also check out my oven roasted tomato salsa as well!
Easy Slow Roasted Tomatoes Recipe
Look at these slow roasted tomatoes: how pure and deeply flavored are these bright red gems?
- 2 large fresh tomatoes
- 2 tbsp olive oil
- ½ tsp dried oregano
Rinse the tomatoes, remove the green stems if those are still attached. Then slice both tomatoes horizontally into 3 thick slices. Sprinkle them with the dried oregano and a pinch of pepper and salt.
- Place the slices on a baking tray and sprinkle with the olive oil.
- Place the baking tray in a preheated oven at 400°F (200°C) for 50 to 60 minutes. After that turn the oven off but leave the tomatoes inside to cool down for another 45 minutes. Keep an eye on them. Cover with a piece of tinfoil in the end if you fear the tomato slices will likely burn. The tomatoes should be very soft, wrinkled and bright red.
- Remove the tomatoes from the cooled oven and transfer the tomato slices to a clean serving plate. Sprinkle with extra dried oregano or freshly chopped parsley and serve.
What type of tomatoes are best for roasting?
Roma tomatoes are the best tomatoes for roasting.
They have a meaty texture and their flavor intensifies when they are roasted.
Roma tomatoes are also good for making sauces or soups.
Is slow roasting vegetables healthy?
Yes, slow roasting vegetables is a healthy cooking method.
It is a cooking method that helps to retain their nutrients and their flavor is enhanced by the slow cooking process.
Roasted vegetables are also low in calories and fat.
What other vegetables are perfect for slow roasting?
A couple of vegetables that are perfect for slow roasting include carrots, sweet potatoes, onions, zucchini, bell peppers, garlic, mushrooms and eggplant.
These vegetables all have a rich, sweet flavor that intensifies when roasted slowly.
How to serve slow roasted tomatoes?
Slow roasted tomatoes can be served in a variety of ways.
They can be served as a side dish, added to salads, used as a topping for pizzas or sandwiches, or used in sauces and soups.
Slow roasted tomatoes also make a great topping for a healthy bruschetta or crostini appetizer bite as well.
Can I freeze slow roasted tomatoes for later?
Yes, you can freeze slow roasted tomatoes.
Simply allow them to cool completely before transferring them to an airtight container and freezing them. When you are ready to use them, thaw them in the refrigerator overnight before using.
Their texture might be mushy, however you can add them to soups or sauces.