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How To Enjoy Tomatoes In The Wintertime!

I love tomatoes! During the summertime, I can’t get enough of these seasonal beauties! Fresh tomatoes from my own garden, or from a local farmer’s market just can’t be beat! But when it comes to enjoying tomatoes in the winter, it’s usually a disappointment! Winter tomatoes have an odd texture, and they just don’t have the same flavor as their Summer cousins!  Happily I have discovered a delicious compromise…roasted tomatoes!

Not only does slow-roasting concentrate and caramelize the flavor of tomatoes, it also gives them a meatier, more robust texture. Even a homely store-bought tomato is transformed into a thing of beauty by roasting it.

Roasted tomatoes are also very versatile…perfect for tossing into pasta or salads, layering on sandwiches, or just using as a delicious side dish! 

This method is super simple! Start with darkly colored, firm tomatoes that smell delicious. 🙂  

Now wash and quarter the tomatoes. Place them on a cookie sheet lined with a silicone baking mat (or tin foil,) drizzle with olive oil, and sprinkle with salt, pepper and some fresh thyme.

Place your tomatoes in a 350 degree oven for 1 1/2 to 2 hours. You want the tomatoes to be dark red and just a little bit charred. As the tomatoes cook, the nutrients and flavors condense, so you’re getting a tastier, healthier tomato! Plus your kitchen will smell amazing while they cook. 

Save your roasted tomatoes in the fridge, in an airtight container. They keep in the refrigerator for a week, and you can freeze them, too.

Here are a few delicious ways to use them (besides just eating them out of the pan):

Toss some whole wheat linguine with a little bit of olive oil and lemon juice. Top with about half a cup of roasted tomatoes and some parmesan cheese.

Use them to enhance a delicious, low-carb breakfast! Top a bed of spinach with a couple of poached eggs, hollandaise sauce, and a few pieces of roasted tomato.

Or how about spicing up a traditional grilled cheese (my personal favorite!) Juicy and flavorful, roasted tomatoes are the perfect compliment to the gooey cheese and crispy bread.

Roasted Tomatoes

Jill Nystul
I love tomatoes! During the summertime, I can’t get enough of these seasonal beauties! Fresh tomatoes from my own garden, or from a local farmer’s market just can’t be beat! But when it comes to enjoying tomatoes in the winter, it’s usually a disappointment! Winter tomatoes have an odd texture, and they just don’t have the same flavor as their Summer cousins! Happily I have discovered a delicious compromise…roasted tomatoes!
Prep Time 10 mins
Cook Time 30 mins
Total Time 40 mins
Course Snack
Servings 3
Calories 158 kcal

Ingredients
  

  • 10 Firm tomatoes
  • 1 tbsp Fresh Thyme
  • Seasoning
  • 2 tbsp Olive Oil

Instructions
 

  • Start with darkly colored, firm tomatoes that smell delicious.
  • Now wash and quarter the tomatoes. Place them on a cookie sheet lined with a silicone baking mat (or tin foil,) drizzle with olive oil, and sprinkle with salt, pepper and some fresh thyme.
  • Place your tomatoes in a 350 degree oven for 1 1/2 to 2 hours. You want the tomatoes to be dark red and just a little bit charred. As the tomatoes cook, the nutrients and flavors condense, so you’re getting a tastier, healthier tomato!
  • Save your roasted tomatoes in the fridge, in an airtight container. They keep in the refrigerator for a week, and you can freeze them, too.

Notes

More ideas you will Love.
Toss some whole wheat linguine with a little bit of olive oil and lemon juice. Top with about half a cup of roasted tomatoes and some parmesan cheese. Roasted Tomatoes
Use them to enhance a delicious, low-carb breakfast! Top a bed of spinach with a couple of poached eggs, hollandaise sauce, and a few pieces of roasted tomato.
Roasted Tomatoes Or how about spicing up a traditional grilled cheese (my personal favorite!) Juicy and flavorful, roasted tomatoes are the perfect compliment to the gooey cheese and crispy bread.

Nutrition

Sodium: 20mgCalcium: 50mgVitamin C: 59.9mgVitamin A: 3525IUSugar: 10gFiber: 5gPotassium: 985mgCalories: 158kcalSaturated Fat: 1gFat: 10gProtein: 3gCarbohydrates: 16gIron: 1.5mg
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