This healthy recipe for oven-roasted cherry tomatoes couldn't be easier, but the results are impressive. Simply toss tomatoes with olive oil, herbs, salt and pepper and slow roast until they're soft and caramelized and practically taste like candy. Serve the tomatoes as a side for chicken, fish or really any main, add them to warm grain bowls or salads, top a burger with them, toss with pasta or add to omelets and frittatas. If you want an even simpler flavor profile, feel free to omit the herbs while cooking. And if you want to gussy them up, drizzle with balsamic vinegar and sprinkle with chopped fresh herbs, such as basil, after roasting.

Sarah Epperson
Source: May 2019


Ingredient Checklist


Instructions Checklist
  • Preheat oven to 400 degrees F. Line a rimmed baking sheet with parchment paper. Combine tomatoes, oil, herb sprigs, salt and pepper in a large bowl; toss to coat. Spread in an even layer on the prepared pan.

  • Roast until the tomatoes are blistered and softened, 20 to 25 minutes, stirring once halfway through.

Nutrition Facts

135.6 calories; protein 2g 4% DV; carbohydrates 8.9g 3% DV; exchange other carbs 0.5; dietary fiber 2.8g 11% DV; sugars 5.9g; fat 11g 17% DV; saturated fat 1.5g 8% DV; vitamin a iu 1872.8IU 38% DV; vitamin c 30.9mg 52% DV; folate 33.7mcg 8% DV; calcium 24.6mg 3% DV; iron 0.7mg 4% DV; magnesium 25.4mg 9% DV; potassium 534.8mg 15% DV; sodium 301.9mg 12% DV; thiamin 0.1mg 8% DV.