Charred & Roasted Garlic & Tomatoes

I detest wasting food.  So, whenever I’m heading somewhere for a while, like more than a few weeks, I usually do a clean sweep of the refrigerator crisper, the fruit, and other perishable things like sour cream, milk, etc. and format them into something that I can freeze for later use.  These ‘Charred & Roasted Garlic & Tomatoes’ would be one example…enter 5 large beautiful tomatoes, a fresh garlic bulb, basil and Italian parsley…will freeze well, and there’s boocoos of ways that I can use them in the future~~soups, sauces, toss with pasta, puree and make a casserole~~or just eat!  The roasting and charring caramelizes the tomatoes and garlic and brings out some pretty intense new flavors…good stuff!  Oh, yeah, this would be gluten free eating.

Charred & Roasted Garlic & Tomatoes

Makes:  About 3 cups

Preheat oven to 425

What you need:

5 large fresh tomatoes cut in wedges

1 garlic bulb with pieces peeled and crushed

1/4 cup olive oil

Sea salt & Pepper (to taste)

1/2 cup chopped fresh basil

1/2 cup chopped fresh Italian parsley

Charred & Roasted Garlic & Tomatoes

What you do:

Place tomato wedges and garlic on a parchment paper lined cookie sheet & drizzle with olive, salt and pepper.  Toss and coat all well.  Roast in preheated 425 oven about 25 minutes.  For more charring, put on broiler for another 5 minutes.

When done, remove and let cool about 15 minute.  Then toss in the chopped basil and parsley.  Ready to freeze or eat!

Charred & Roasted Garlic & Tomatoes

Charred & Roasted Garlic & Tomatoes



2 thoughts on “Charred & Roasted Garlic & Tomatoes”

  1. Ally, I feel like this can be used as an appetizer. If you pair this with crusty bread and maybe a little more EVOO its a great appetizer with a white wine. I’ve gotta try this ;) awesome dish!

    1. YOU are sooooooooooooo right, Machelle! Love that idea, just leave it on the browned parchment paper scorched cookie sheet, put a spoon there, and you have an elegantly rustic (not rusty!) app! xo Ally

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