Ingredients:

  • 4 tomatoes
  • fresh pepper and Sea salt
  • Fresh pepper
  • 2 garlic cloves
  • Extra virgin olive oil
  • Balsamic vinegar
  • Black olives

Method:

1. Pre-heat the oven at a temperature of 200°C

2. Wash the tomatoes very well.

3. Slice them in half or quarter according to the size of the tomato.

4. Place them in a bowl and pour some olive oil, together with salt and pepper, mix well and place on a roasting tin.

5. Add the chopped garlic on top of the tomatoes and some more olive oil.

6. Leave them in the oven for 1 or 2 hours depending on how large the tomatoes are and when they’re ready, as a garnish pour some balsamic vinegar and a black olive.

Tomatoes can be used for a variety of things…tomato sauce, tomato jam, tomato soup or stuffed tomatoes. However oven roasted tomatoes are one dish that cannot be missed!  Instead of eating them raw, you can oven roast them allowing all the flavours of a truly Mediterranean dish to be merged together. They are especially good as a side dish accompanying other food  like meat or fish.