Roasted Tomatoes

I absolutely love the intense, rich flavor that is produced by roasting tomatoes. It is an especially wonderful technique to use when ripe, beautiful tomatoes are hard to find, as the process helps develop the tomato flavor.




  1. Preheat the oven to 275 degrees F.
  2. Arrange the tomatoes on a sheet pan, cut sides up, in a single layer.
  3. Drizzle with olive oil and balsamic vinegar.
  4. Sprinkle the garlic, sugar, salt, pepper and herbs (if using), over the tomatoes.
  5. Slow Roast for 2hrs, until the tomatoes are concentrated and beginning to caramelize. Serve warm or at room temperature.


Source: Ina Garten