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Summer Snack #1: Garlicky Roasted Tomatoes

Natural_dye_eggs-7823Ok Ok, maybe snacks should be quick. But hey!!!! it’s summer break and I’m in no rush……(deep breath of relief)

More importantly If you lose patience, you can stop at just about any point on your journey towards roasting your tomatoes and you’ll still have something delicious…..right?

First, just grab a couple of your favorite tomatoes slice them up and carefully place the slice in a bowl

Roasted tomatoesNotice the bite out of the tomato slice on the cutting board. You’re not the only impatient one.

Gently toss with olive oil, salt, pepper and a garlic, and carefully place on a baking sheet in a single layer (I used a small pair of tongs to toss and arrange the slices)

rosted tomatoesNow if a couple of the more fragile tomato slices fall apart while still in the bowl, all the better. Another pre-snack snack!!! But note, the raw garlic will provide a bit of a kick (personally, I like that and was tempted to eat all the tomatoes then an there)

Bake at 375 for 20 minutes and enjoy on top of some yummy multi-grain, with a bit of parm and maybe even a bit of fresh basil (I didn’t have any basil, but I though it sounded like a good idea)

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Adapted from The Novice Chef

Ingredients:

3 Medium sized Tomatoes, sliced

1.5 Table spoon of olive oil

3-4 garlic cloves, pressed or minced

1 teaspoon salt

Pepper to taste

 

Directions:

Preheat oven to 375 degrees F

Gently combine all ingredients in a medium sized bowl

Carefully arrange tomato slices onto a baking sheet in a single layer.

(You may want to set aside the oil, garlic and tomato juices that remain in your bowl. It’s rather yummy when warmed and served over pasta, and needn’t go to waste.)

Bake for approximately 20-25 minutes.

Eat tomatoes alone, on toast, over pasta, or grilled chicken.

 

 

 

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