Roasted Tomatoes

Posted on Aug 20, 2013 | 2 comments

This easy, simple side dish can be used for any meal and is perfect for late summer meals eaten outside.


Last weekend we decided to bite the bullet and take our four year old to his first movie- Planes.

For my busy, restless munchkin that was going to be a long 90 minutes- no matter how engaging the film was. To set us up for success, I decided on the 11 am Sunday matinee hoping attendance would be low just in case it didn’t go well.

There was one hitch in that plan- getting my husband up and out the door by 10:30 am on a Sunday is normally a mission doomed to failure. I found myself at 9:15 am staring at his still sleeping shape under the covers considering ice water. But that probably wouldn’t get us a very cheerful trip to the movies, would it?

Instead, I popped out to the kitchen and whipped up a quick breakfast that filled the house with scent of cooking food. And I threatened to eat his if he didn’t get up. This very basic recipe is my go to side dish in cases like this. Delicious, easy to adjust seasoning based on the main dish, and simple to prepare and pop in the oven.

Roasted Tomatoes


about 2 cups cherub/grape/cherry tomatoes, halved

1 tbsp coconut or olive oil

1/4 red onion, finely diced

salt and pepper


  1. preheat oven to 375
  2. combine all ingredients in a bowl, mix until tomatoes are well coated with oil.
  3. add mixture to a baking dish or cast iron pan (I like using my cast iron for this recipe)
  4. cook for 15-20 min or until tomato skins have split

I’ll be honest, if there’s something else in the oven I just toss these in at whatever temp for 15 or so minutes. It’s pretty fool proof. I also like seasoning with Italian herbs, garlic, or bacon. For a more substantial side dish, just add another vegetable like broccoli or cauliflower and prepare exactly the same way.




  1. Looks yummy, Thanx for sharing, I LOVE cherry tomatoes!

  2. You’re very welcome, Trista. I’m a big fan of any of the small tomatoes and like to grow them as well. Both my husband and son love them raw as a snack too so we go through A LOT!