Oven Baked Tomatoes

A simple dish with a lot of punch.

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Oven Baked Tomatoes

Tomatoes are very special fruits, very versatile ingredients that match well both with so many cooking methods and with a variety of other ingredients. Can you imagine a world without the humble tomato?

This recipe is very simple, paring it back to the basics. Yet the result, as so often is the case, is outstanding. Bake a double batch and use the left over tomatoes in salads, sauces and soups, using them whole, chopped or pureeing them for their intended use.

The tomatoes can be cooked in the oven or in or on a BBQ. It is a perfect vehicle for home grown organic tomatoes. In autumn, serve with grilled polenta and a salad.

Feel free to browse our Tomato recipes here and here. Our favourite is Tomato Kurma. Or you might like to browse BBQ recipes here and here. Check out our easy Autumn recipes here and here.

Oven Baked Tomatoes | Heat in The Kitchen

Oven Baked Tomatoes

ingredients
whole, vine-ripened tomatoes
Extra virgin olive oil
sea salt and black pepper
herbs

method
Cut the tomatoes in half. Place in an ovenproof dish, cut side up. Drizzle each tomato with olive oil, and grind salt and pepper over each half. Sprinkle with herbs. Bake in a 200C oven for 30 minutes, or until hot and bubbly.

Oven Baked Tomatoes | Heat in The Kitchen

recipe notes and alternatives
This recipe can be cooked in the BBQ, similar to BBQ Roasted Tomatoes.

For a change, and after sprinkling with herbs, sprinkle the top with very finely diced onion and fresh breadcrumbs, and dot with butter.

Toppings can vary – sprinkle with a little fine polenta or couscous, or top with mozzarella or feta, some pesto or coriander paste or chilli paste.

Baked Tomatoes | Vegetarian | A Life Time of Cooking

09/98

This recipe is cross posted with our sister site, Heat in The Kitchen, and it appears there as part of the Retro Recipes series.

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Author: Ganga108

Heat in the Kitchen, Cooking with Spirit. Temple junkie, temple builder, temple cleaner. Lover of life, people, cultures, travel. Champion of growth, change and awareness. Taker of photos. Passionate about family. Happy.

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