Saturday, August 14, 2010

Broiled Cherry Tomatoes

We are harvesting several cups of cherry tomatoes every day. A couple of  Early Girls are ripening each day and it won’t be long before we pick our first Roma tomatoes. When we are over run with Early Girls and Romas, I make and can spaghetti sauce and salsa, but I think it is too much work to put up cherry tomatoes. So when we are over run with cherry tomatoes, I broil them with fresh herbs and top them with cheese. Then I sit back and watch as my kids make a cookie sheet full of cherry tomatoes disappear.

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This recipe is inspired by Oven Roasted Cherry Tomatoes.

Ingredients:

1 pint of cherry tomatoes
2 Tablespoons olive oil
4 cloves garlic minced
1 Tablespoon fresh basil, minced
1 Tablespoon fresh oregano, minced
1 Tablespoon fresh thyme, minced
1/2 teaspoon pepper
~1/4 cup grated cheese (optional)

Directions:
1. Set you oven heat to broil.

2. While your oven is heating up, slice tomatoes in half and place on a baking sheet, cut side up.

3. Mix oil and spices together in a small bowl. Brush each tomato with a dab of the mixture.

4. Broil for 6 minutes. Remove and top each tomato with a bit of cheese. Broil for one more minute.

August2010 208 Most of the tomatoes disappear as soon as they come out of the oven, but leftovers can be refrigerated. The leftovers are good eaten cold or warmed for 10 seconds in the microwave.

How do you like to prepare your cherry tomatoes?

For more ideas on how to cook up your excess tomatoes, visit $5 Dollar Dinners.

3 comments:

Charity Singleton said...

Looks amazing! I didn't plant any cherry tomatoes this year for some reason. But this recipe might be worth buying some at the Farmers Market just to try it!

Melinda said...

I've been looking for a recipe to use up extra cherry tomatoes (but not from my garden! At least I have good friends with big gardens!)These look yummy!

Karen @ Abundance on a Dime said...

I'm definitely trying these! My cherry tomato plants have been very productive this year. I only have 3 container-grown plants so I don't have as many tomatoes as you do, but enough that I've been looking for a new way to serve them!