Tomato is perhaps my absolute favourite vegetable of all time (ok, I know it’s a fruit), but we often think of it as a vegetable. It’s savoury and sweet at the same time and goes with just about everything.
My earliest memory of tomatoes is when mum would mix them in with scrambled eggs as a quick snack before preschool. I’ve loved them every since (and that’s a long, long time).
We always have a batch of cooked roma or vine tomatoes on hand in the fridge. You can pick them up at local markets quite cheaply when they’re in season.
Here’s what you do:
- Quarter the tomatoes and place on baking trays. Use baking paper so they won’t stick.
- Sprinkle with a little salt and pepper.
- Pop the trays in a slow/medium oven (140c).
- Cook until starting to shrivel and brown.
It does take a couple of hours. You can speed up the process by using a fan forced setting, but the longer and slower you cook them, the sweeter and tastier they will be.
Store in a plastic container in the fridge between layers of baking paper so they don’t stick together – they’ll be good for a couple of weeks.
Now that you’ve got your tomatoes roasted and stored, here’s how you can use them
7 Delicious Ways to Use Roasted Tomatoes
- They go beautifully with poached, fried or scrambled eggs and bacon
- Heat them up with chopped fresh herbs like parsley, basil or chives for tomatoes on toast
- Delicious with herbed mushrooms on toast
- Chop them into an omelette
Add a few slices to your home cooked pizza.
As an alternative to semi-dried or sun-dried tomatoes, warm them and stir through your favourite pasta with some parsley, chilli and garlic for a quick dinner idea.
Meat and other iron rich proteins
We all know that steak is rich in iron, but did you know that the iron is better absorbed in your body when combined with Vitamin C? That’s why it’s always a good idea to add a vegetable rich in Vitamin C to your plate. Tomatoes are rich in Vitamin C and perfect for this.
Antipasto Lunch Plates
We love a tasty antipasto plate for a quick lunch. Easy to put together or pack for a work lunch alternative – use your favourites like pickles, salami, cheese, olives, some salad leaves and roasted tomatoes.
Have you tried cooking up a batch of roasted vegetables? Stir the roasted tomatoes through your vegetable bakes towards the end of cooking for an extra tasty burst of deliciousness.
A healthy snack idea with a boiled egg or cheese for protein.
Post your own favourite way to add roasted tomatoes in your food in the comments below and share the love!
With your health in mind,