Roasted Plum Tomatoes with Garlic and Basil

22 Aug

NOTE TO READERS: More tomatoes ideas for the season. This one can salvage tomatoes that are past their peak!

Hot, Cheap & Easy

As the weather cools, I am turning the oven on more and more (the big oven). Packing the oven uses less energy and is a great way to use up an abundance of garden vegetables. Roast everything one evening and have veggies for side dishes, quick pastas, lunchtime wraps, and whatever else you can think of for the next three or four days!

On this occasion I packed the oven with tomatoes, eggplant, onions and peppers, and pattypan squash in separate  dishes…all at 450° for approximately 30 minutes. It was quite a production, but more on those recipes later!

Today’s installment is yet another delicious way to get the most from the end-of-season tomatoes and basil. This method turns little plums into savory-sweet disks that dress up any dish they are around. They marry well with pizza, feta, mozzarella, hummus, olives…anything Mediterranean.

Roasted Tomatoes with Garlic and Basil

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2 Responses to “Roasted Plum Tomatoes with Garlic and Basil”

  1. Mad Dog August 22, 2013 at 8:58 pm #

    I love the oven, even if it does get a bit hot. There’s nothing like hot coals too 😉

    • Natalia at Hot, Cheap & Easy August 23, 2013 at 8:53 am #

      indeed! We just got another huge load of tomatoes from the farm…will be putting a pot on for more puree soon!

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