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Roasted Tomato & Preserved Lemon Sauce

January/February 2011

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Slow-roasted cherry tomatoes provide a sweet counterbalance for salty, tart preserved lemon in this simple sauce. Toss with pasta or try it as a spread on crostini. For this recipe, you can use the yellow peel and/or the pulp from a preserved lemon. Just be sure to rinse the lemon well before using and remove any seeds from the pulp.


Roasted Tomato & Preserved Lemon Sauce Recipe

Makes: About 2 cups

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Ingredients

  • 4 cups cherry tomatoes, halved
  • 1 small onion, chopped
  • 1 tablespoon extra-virgin olive oil
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon freshly ground pepper
  • 1/4 cup finely diced rinsed preserved lemon rind and/or pulp

Preparation

  1. Preheat oven to 250°F.
  2. Toss tomatoes, onion, oil, salt and pepper in a medium bowl. Spread on a large, rimmed nonreactive baking sheet (see Note). Roast, stirring every 30 minutes, until the tomatoes are very soft, 1 1/4 to 1 1/2 hours.
  3. Stir preserved lemon into the roasted tomato mixture.

Tips & Notes

  • Note: A nonreactive pan—stainless steel, enamel-coated or glass—is necessary when cooking acidic foods, such as lemons or tomatoes, to prevent the food from reacting with the pan. Reactive pans, such as aluminum and cast-iron, can impart an off color and/or off flavor in acidic foods.

Nutrition

Per 1/2-cup serving: 68 calories; 4 g fat (1 g sat, 3 g mono); 0 mg cholesterol; 9 g carbohydrates; 0 g added sugars; 2 g protein; 3 g fiber; 206 mg sodium; 395 mg potassium.

Nutrition Bonus: Vitamin C (28% daily value), Vitamin A (25% dv).

Carbohydrate Servings: 1/2

Exchanges: 1 vegetable, 1 fat


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Recipe Categories

Ethnic/Regional
American
Ease of Preparation
Easy
Total Time
More than 1 hour
Servings
4
Preparation/ Technique
Roast
Meal/Course
Dinner

Publication
January/February 2011

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