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Slow-Roasted Cherry Tomatoes Jamie Oliver

A Slow-Roasted Cherry Tomatoes Jamie Oliver recipe is ideal for your summer garden harvest! Slowly roast sweet and luscious cherry tomatoes with olive oil, garlic, and fresh herbs in the oven. Roasting intensifies the taste, resulting in wonderfully sweet-tart tomatoes with a fantastic meaty texture. Roasted tomatoes are ideal for putting into pasta, salads, sandwiches, on pizzas, adding to a cheese board, or simply eating by the handful – a true summer classic!

This article has a lot of information to help you make the most scrumptious A Slow-Roasted Cherry Tomatoes dish ever.

Why You’ll Love This Recipe:

  • It’s that easy. Slow roasting tomatoes is a simple process that requires only 5 materials, most of which you probably already have on hand. It’s the kind of dish that asks for basic, high-quality fresh ingredients yet carries a tremendous flavor impact.
  • Completely uninvolved. Except for 10 minutes of active prep time, the oven performs all of the work!
  • Miniature taste bombs for the summer! The roasting technique concentrates the taste of summer tomatoes, yielding highly sweet-tart roasted tomatoes ideal for putting in pasta, salads, sandwiches, on pizzas, adding to a cheese board, or simply eating by the handful… You can’t go wrong with this!
  • It’s a terrific way to use up excess produce from your garden or farmer’s market, and they keep in the fridge for up to two weeks.

What Are Cherry Tomatoes?

The cherry tomato is a tiny round tomato that is thought to represent a genetic cross between wild currant-type tomatoes and domesticated garden tomatoes. Cherry tomatoes may range in size from a thumb tip to the size of a golf ball, and their form can range from spherical to slightly rectangular.

Slow-Roasted Cherry Tomatoes Jamie Oliver
Slow-Roasted Cherry Tomatoes Jamie Oliver

Ingredients That You’ll Need:

My favorite aspect of this Jamie Oliver slow-roasted tomatoes dish is how easy it is to make. They’re only 5 ingredients, but they deliver a powerful punch of robust, end-of-summer taste.

  • Cherry tomatoes: of course, cherry tomatoes! Because they’re the star of the show, use the finest and ripest cherry tomatoes you can locate In this Jamie Oliver recipe, I prefer using bright heirloom cherry tomatoes from the farmer’s market, but regular grocery store cherry tomatoes work just as well!
  • Aromatics of choice: I usually use a good quantity of garlic, a handful of fresh herbs, and a pinch of crushed red chile for a little heat. You may use whichever herbs you like when it comes to herbs! The combination of luscious summer tomatoes with the delicate floral flavor of fresh thyme, as shown, is one of my favorites. You may simply substitute thyme for any other hardy fresh herbs that are overflowing in your herb garden, or for your favorite dried herbs if you don’t have any fresh on hand — read the Recipe tips for additional information!
  • Good olive oil: Because the ingredients list is so short, it’s critical to use high-quality olive oil for the greatest results.

What is the difference between Cherry tomatoes  & Grape Tomatoes?

Cherry tomatoes tend to be spherical & highly juicy, whereas grape tomatoes tend to be oblong with a somewhat meatier texture. You may certainly substitute grape tomatoes for cherry tomatoes, or use a combination of the two. What matters most in this slow-roasted tomato dish is the quality of the tomatoes, so choose whatever kind looks and feels nicest at the grocery or farmer’s market.

Slow-Roasted Cherry Tomatoes Jamie Oliver
Slow-Roasted Cherry Tomatoes Jamie Oliver

How To Make Jamie Oliver Slow-Roasted Cherry Tomatoes?

  1. Preheat the oven to 250 degrees Fahrenheit. To make cleanup easier, line a large baking sheet with parchment paper. Place aside.
  2. Preparation of the tomatoes: Slice the tomatoes. The tomatoes must be consistent in size so that they roast properly, so depending on their size, you may want to split or quarter them. Place the tomatoes on the prepared baking sheet, and cut side up. Drizzle the olive oil over the tomatoes, then sprinkle with the garlic, thyme, salt, and crushed red pepper flake (if using).
  3. Slow roast the tomatoes: Preheat the oven to 350°F. Slow roast for 2 1/2 – 3 hours, or until desired dehydration. I like to set a timer every 60 minutes to check on them while they roast.
  4. Serve! Enjoy your slow-roasted tomatoes right away (try not to eat them all straight from the pan — it’ll be tempting!). They’re delicious on their own, piled into your favorite summer sandwich, thrown in a fast summer spaghetti, or presented as an antipasti cheese board. Enjoy!

Recipe Tips

  • Herbs: I like the combination of sweet tomatoes and the subtle floral flavor of fresh thyme, but you may slow roast your tomatoes with any hardy herb of your choice. Feel free to use 2 teaspoons of finely chopped fresh hardy herbs (e.g., rosemary, oregano, etc.) OR 1 teaspoon dried herbs for the fresh thyme (e.g. dried oregano, herbs de Provence, Italian seasoning, etc.)
  • Check for doneness after 1.5 hours if your cherry tomatoes are on the smaller side.
  • Roasted cherry tomatoes are an excellent addition to crostini, as well as cheese boards, pasta, salads, and sandwiches.
  • Broil the tomatoes for a few minutes towards the conclusion of the roasting procedure for a smoky/charred taste. Please don’t throw away the liquids: when you roast cherry tomatoes, they will burst and release their juices. Pour these liquids over your cuisine to add more flavor!
Slow-Roasted Cherry Tomatoes Jamie Oliver
Slow-Roasted Cherry Tomatoes Jamie Oliver

What To serve With Jamie Oliver Slow-Roasted Cherry Tomatoes?

  • Turn into a sauce: like this Tomato Cream Sauce or a simple Tartar Sauce sauce.
  • Pasta: Slow-roasted tomatoes are an obvious addition to any of your favorite summer pasta. They’re a terrific way to give a tart flavor punch to lighter pasta dishes, like this Pasta Primavera or this Lobster Pasta Recipe, but they’re also a good way to add another layer of flavor to tomato-based pasta, like a basic Pomodoro. You can also use them in any recipe that calls for sun-dried tomatoes, such as this Pasta Salad with Broccoli or Cherry Tomato Pasta Sauce.
  • Salad: Toss a few of them into your favorite summer salad, such as  Orzo Salad or Tuna Salad Nicoise.
  • Pizza & Sandwiches: For an extra-satisfying choice, sprinkle them on top of a French Bread Pizza or Motor City Pizza Costco or use them in a sandwich.

How To Store Jamie Oliver Slow-Roasted Cherry Tomatoes?

In The Fridge:

Any remaining Jamie Oliver Slow-Roasted Cherry Tomatoes may be stored in an airtight jar in the fridge for 3-4 days.

Note: the tomatoes will release more liquids as they rest, making them ideal for use as a “sauce” for foods. I like to use mine as a bread dip by combining it with high-quality extra virgin olive oil.

In The Freezer:

It’s easy to freeze Jamie Oliver Slow-Roasted Cherry Tomatoes. Freeze for 4-6 months in a freezer-safe bag or freezer-safe airtight container. Allow them to defrost in the refrigerator or reheat from frozen.

How To Reheat Jamie Oliver Slow-Roasted Cherry Tomatoes?

Reheat the Jamie Oliver Slow-Roasted Cherry Tomatoes in the microwave or on the stovetop for 3-4 minutes. Whatever way you employ, the tomatoes will soften and “fall apart” into a sauce consistency – but will still taste fantastic!

FAQ Section

Are roasted tomatoes healthy?

Cooked tomatoes are heart-healthy since they are simply roasted with olive oil and seasonings. Because the flavor is so sweet and tart, they’re a healthy complement to your favorite meals.

Does roasting tomatoes make them sweeter?

Slow roasting tomatoes bring out their flavors, making them sweeter.

Are all small tomatoes cherry tomatoes?

The simplest approach to distinguish between the two is to pay attention to their names! A Grape Tomato is formed like a grape; however, most develop to be longer and oval. A classic Cherry Tomato, on the other hand, is shaped like a cherry — most grow completely spherical!

Slow-Roasted Cherry Tomatoes Jamie Oliver
Slow-Roasted Cherry Tomatoes Jamie Oliver

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Jamie Oliver Slow-Roasted Cherry Tomatoes Nutrition Facts

Amount Per Serving ( 1 Cup | 124g )

  • Calories 160
  • Total Fat 14g
  • Saturated Fat 3g
  • Cholesterol 0mg
  • Sodium 250mg
  • Potassium 0mg
  • Dietary Fiber 2g
  • Sugars 5g
  • Protein 2g
  • Vitamin A 0%
  • Vitamin C 0%
  • Calcium 25%
  • Iron 1%

Nutrition Facts Source: Source

Slow-Roasted Cherry Tomatoes Jamie Oliver

Difficulty:BeginnerPrep time: 10 minutesCook time:3 hours Rest time: minutesTotal time:3 hours 10 minutesServings:2 servingsCalories:160 kcal Best Season:Summer

Description

A Slow-Roasted Cherry Tomatoes Jamie Oliver recipe is ideal for your summer garden harvest! Slowly roast sweet and luscious cherry tomatoes with olive oil, garlic, and fresh herbs in the oven. Roasting intensifies the taste, resulting in wonderfully sweet-tart tomatoes with a fantastic meaty texture. Roasted tomatoes are ideal for putting into pasta, salads, sandwiches, on pizzas, adding to a cheese board, or simply eating by the handful – a true summer classic!

Ingredients

Instructions

  1. Preheat the oven to 250 degrees Fahrenheit. To make cleanup easier, line a large baking sheet with parchment paper. Place aside.
  2. Preparation of the tomatoes: Slice the tomatoes. The tomatoes must be consistent in size so that they roast properly, so depending on their size, you may want to split or quarter them. Place the tomatoes on the prepared baking sheet, and cut side up. Drizzle the olive oil over the tomatoes, then sprinkle with the garlic, thyme, salt, and crushed red pepper flake (if using).
  3. Slow roast the tomatoes: Preheat the oven to 350°F. Slow roast for 2 1/2 – 3 hours, or until desired dehydration. I like to set a timer every 60 minutes to check on them while they roast.
  4. Serve! Enjoy your slow-roasted tomatoes right away (try not to eat them all straight from the pan — it’ll be tempting!). They’re delicious on their own, piled into your favorite summer sandwich, thrown in a fast summer spaghetti, or presented as an antipasti cheese board. Enjoy!

Notes

  • Herbs: I like the combination of sweet tomatoes and the subtle floral flavor of fresh thyme, but you may slow roast your tomatoes with any hardy herb of your choice. Feel free to use 2 teaspoons of finely chopped fresh hardy herbs (e.g., rosemary, oregano, etc.) OR 1 teaspoon dried herbs for the fresh thyme (e.g. dried oregano, herbs de Provence, Italian seasoning, etc.)
  • Check for doneness after 1.5 hours if your cherry tomatoes are on the smaller side.
  • Roasted cherry tomatoes are an excellent addition to crostini, as well as cheese boards, pasta, salads, and sandwiches.
  • Broil the tomatoes for a few minutes towards the conclusion of the roasting procedure for a smoky/charred taste. Please don’t throw away the liquids: when you roast cherry tomatoes, they will burst and release their juices. Pour these liquids over your cuisine to add more flavor!
Nutrition Facts

Servings 2


Amount Per Serving
Calories 160
Calories from Fat 14
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 53g82%
Saturated Fat 2g10%
Cholesterol 3mg1%
Sodium 250mg11%
Potassium 0mg
Protein 2g4%

Vitamin A 0%
Vitamin C 0%
Calcium 26%
Iron 1%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily value may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.