This is a variation on the simple tomato basil salad I made a few days ago. I was inspired by Hey, That Taste’s Good’s roasted tomatoes recipe (here) and decided to roast my cherry tomatoes too! Since I still had so much fresh basil, I went with just basil instead of adding a variety of herbs. The roasting process caramelizes the tomatoes so they’re sweeter – in fact, it almost tastes like I’m eating sundried tomatoes. They were so delicious, I polished them off before the rest of my food was ready!
First thing I did was preheat my oven to 350F (175C). Then, I cut my cherry tomatoes into halves (grape tomatoes would work well too).
Then I added some minced garlic.
I love fresh basil, so those of course went in.
Lastly, I added some olive oil and salt.
After I mixed everything together well, I spread it on a baking tray making sure all the tomato halves faced up. I also tried to keep all the minced garlic and basil on top of the tomatoes rather than just on the baking tray.
Done after 40 minutes.