Slowly roasted tomatoes (pomodori al forno) are one of the tastiest snacks around. Serve them as is, on a salad, chopped into a sauce with garlic and basil, or blended in a sauce or soup. Inspired by

 A bunch of tomatoes, any variety
 Olive (or sunflower) oil
 Italian Seasonings- dried oregano, basil, rosemary, garlic powder/salt, onion powder/salt
 Salt & Pepper

1

Set your oven to a very low setting (180-160 degrees)

2

Slice your tomatoes in half (no need to core or peel skin.) If using romas, then you can slice off the stem end first and then slice in half lengthwise.

3

Place in a baking dish skin side down, cut side up.

4

In a bowl, mix together some oil, the dried herbs, salt and pepper. Lightly brush this mixture on top of the tomato halves (you don't want them to be swimming in the oil.

5

Allow to roast for 6-8 hours (4-6 hours if 200 is your lowest setting), until they become extremely fragrant and shriveled.

6

Can be served as is as part of a salad or as a side dish, or puréed with some garlic and basil to make an easy-storage sauce or soup.

7

Make sure to try one right away as soon as it's cool enough to eat-- there may not be a more perfect snack.

Ingredients

 A bunch of tomatoes, any variety
 Olive (or sunflower) oil
 Italian Seasonings- dried oregano, basil, rosemary, garlic powder/salt, onion powder/salt
 Salt & Pepper

Directions

1

Set your oven to a very low setting (180-160 degrees)

2

Slice your tomatoes in half (no need to core or peel skin.) If using romas, then you can slice off the stem end first and then slice in half lengthwise.

3

Place in a baking dish skin side down, cut side up.

4

In a bowl, mix together some oil, the dried herbs, salt and pepper. Lightly brush this mixture on top of the tomato halves (you don't want them to be swimming in the oil.

5

Allow to roast for 6-8 hours (4-6 hours if 200 is your lowest setting), until they become extremely fragrant and shriveled.

6

Can be served as is as part of a salad or as a side dish, or puréed with some garlic and basil to make an easy-storage sauce or soup.

7

Make sure to try one right away as soon as it's cool enough to eat-- there may not be a more perfect snack.

Slow Roasted Tomatoes

1 Comment

  1. Jan Meyer on August 12, 2015 at 2:25 pm

    I had some extra grape tomatoes I needed to use so I added them to the baking sheet with the large tomatoes, all prepared as above at 200 degrees. Tried one at 3 hours- they may not make it much longer since they are so delicious!

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