Farmer Markets are always a favorite past time for my husband and I. This time of year especially because of the abundance of great fresh tomatoes. You can’t beat the taste of home grown tomatoes. I love them in salads in sauces on sandwiches with mozzarella cheese and basil. The list is endless. The problem is we always seem to buy much more than we can use. What is a body to do? Why make your own oven roasted dried tomatoes and store them for later, that’s what.
My friend Amy has a garden that is now overflowing with tomatoes. She is the one who gave me the idea for this article and how I might use my Farmers Market find for oven roasted dried tomatoes.
So here you go:
Oven Roasted Dried Tomatoes In Olive Oil
- Roma or Campari tomatoes (or any small tomatoes) cut lengthwise
- Whole gloves of garlic, unpeeled
- Olive oil
- Herbs de Provence, Rosemary or thyme (optional)
- Salt and pepper (optional, used very sparingly)
Preheat the oven to 225°F. Halve each tomato lengthways and arrange on a Silpat or parchment-lined baking sheet. Arrange the cloves of garlic around the tomatoes. Sprinkle with the herbs, if desired, a little salt and pepper. Drizzle with olive oil over the tomatoes, herbs, and garlic until they are lightly coated. Roast the prepared tomatoes in the oven for about 3 to 5 hours. The tomatoes should appear shriveled and with a little bit of juice left inside.
Notes: To store the dry roasted tomatoes, place them in a clean jar. You can also cover them with some extra olive oil and keep them in the refrigerator. The size of the tomatoes could vary to time that is necessary to dry roast the tomatoes. I use Campari, cherry, grape, or small Roma tomatoes because they so readily available. To ensure the tomatoes are adequately coated with olive oil, I will sometimes use a pastry/basting brush on the tomatoes.
These oven roasted dried tomatoes are wonderful on a crostini with a little ricotta or cream cheese. They add such a nice spark to any sandwich, in lasagna, on a pizza, in soups or some sauces. This oven roasted dried tomatoes recipe couldn’t be any easier. It just takes a little time. Enjoy.
Time to eat…
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