July 26, 2011

3-Ingredient Roasted Tomatoes

This weekend I had the pleasure of attending a lovely bridal shower for a great friend. Her shower was up in Traverse City, a good 4 hours away. A friend and I drove up together and had a blast in the car. I don't think we even turned on the radio until we had about a half hour left to go.

We arrived a little early so we ran around and explored. Afterwards we prettied ourselves up in the bathroom before heading into the shower. Being a foodie and having a major sweet tooth, the first thing that catches my eye is the dessert table.

I mean, of course, right? You'd be the same. Wondering when you could get your hands on one of those ice cream cone cupcakes. Ice cream cone cupcakes!! Whoever invented such a thing is a genius.

Adorable. I must learn how.

Anywho, today I've got a super easy peasy side for you to make. Summer time is all about the easy peasy. And tomatoes. These tomatoes are a cinch to put together- mozzarella cheese, oregano, basil, and some olive oil. You'll roast them in the oven for about 15 minutes and viola. Look at these beauties.

I didn't know that roasting tomatoes would make them super sweet and juicy. They were very soft and can be quite messy. I wouldn't suggest eating this on the couch. Or while wearing a white T-shirt. I drizzled more olive oil over the tops after they came out of the oven and served it with pork tenderloin.

Source: EatingWell Magazine

4 tomatoes, halved horizontally
1/4 cup freshly grated Parmesan cheese (I used mozzarella)
1 teaspoon chopped fresh oregano (or basil, I used both, dried)
1/4 teaspoon salt
Freshly ground pepper to taste
4 teaspoons extra-virgin olive oil

Preheat oven to 450°F. Place tomatoes cut-side up on a baking sheet. Top with Parmesan, oregano, salt and pepper. Drizzle with oil. Bake until the tomatoes are tender, about 15 minutes.

What summer vegetables have you been taking advantage of?


  1. These tomatoes look delicious! That is one of my favorite summer veggies! We've also been enjoying fresh berries and other veggies from my mother-in-law's garden, since I definitely do not have a green thumb!

  2. Allison AndersonJuly 28, 2011 at 7:58 AM

    i tried the tomatoes last night! i also added a bit of chopped garlic to each one and sprinkled the parmesian on top of the mozzarella. they were deeeelightful!! <3 thank you!!

  3. I need these tomatoes in my life. I also love this entry! I'm so glad you're having such a great time. :D Love you!

  4. Beautiful tomatoes! I enjoy Eating Well magazine too! Now following you. I'd like to invite you to stop over and share this and any recipes over on my weekend foodie blog hop where 8 blogs are featured each week. Hope you stop by and join in!


  5. Beautiful! I'll have to try this with some of my garden tomatoes.


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