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How To Roast Tomatoes

Tomatoes are a staple in most people’s diets. However, it can be difficult to keep them fresh and tasty for long periods of time. That is why I’m going to share how you can make roasted tomatoes that are flavourful, healthy and easy to store.

roasted tomatoes

How To Roast Tomatoes

  1. Preheat the oven to 160C/140C fan/gas 3
  2. Slice each tomato in half or quarters and place them on a baking tray
  3. Drizzle with olive oil, salt, and pepper
  4. Roast for 20-30 minutes or until they’re soft and slightly browned (but not mushy)

Why Roast Tomatoes?

Roasted tomatoes are a great way to bring out their natural sweetness and produce a more intense flavour.
Roasting also helps the tomato retain its shape, which can be important when using them in salads or appetisers.

Which Kind Of Tomatoes Are Good For Roasting?

You can use what tomatoes you have available, but I would go for on the vine, plum, or cherry tomatoes if you can choose.

A good tomato for roasting has a firm texture. Give them the squeeze test:

  • Are they hard and firm?
  • Do they have no give when you poke them with your finger?

If you answered yes to both of these questions, then congratulations! You have found yourself some perfect tomatoes for roasting!

Do not use any tomatoes that are bruised or soft.

How Long To Roast Tomatoes

If you want your roasted tomatoes to turn out juicy and flavourful, it’s important not to overcook them! Remember that roasting concentrates flavours, so don’t roast for too long if you want this dish to be sweet rather than savoury.

What To Do With Oven Roasted Tomatoes

Roasting tomatoes adds an extra dimension of flavour when you’re cooking with spices or herbs. Roasted tomatoes are delicious in soups, stews, sauces, and baked dishes like lasagna. You can even use them as a pizza topping!

Roasted Tomato Recipe Suggestions

Roasted Tomato Salsa

Spicy Tomato Soup

How Long Roasted Tomatoes Keep In the Fridge?

Once cooled, store them in an airtight container for up to 7 days.

Do you need to peel tomato skins before roasting?

No, tomatoes can and should be roasted in their skins – they taste so much better!

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