Sauces & Marinades

Oven Roasted Tomatoes

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Up until now, I’ve have had ready made sundried tomatoes bought from supermarkets. They do taste good and I’m a great fan of them. However, recently I realized that the same could be tried out in an oven if you do not have great sunlight in the place you live. They are the same sundried tomatoes except that they are made in the oven and save a lot more time and effort.
Recently I got the desi tomatoes which were absolutely fresh. The desi version has a lot of juice and a lot more flavor than the English variety. I added some fresh garlic to the tomatoes as it just enhances the flavor of the roasted tomatoes.
2kg, fresh ripe tomatoes,
Coarse sea salt,
Fresh garlic,
Olive oil, plain or extra virgin.
  1. Preheat the oven to the lowest heat setting.
  2. Depending on how big you’d like them, either slice the tomatoes, or halve them (the bigger they are, the longer they will take to dry up). Scoop out the seeds and drain out the juice as much as possible as it will reduce the oven time. 
  3. Place the tomatoes on the baking tray. Place the crushed garlic on top of each tomato.
  4. Sprinkle with salt and drizzle a generous amount of olive oil on top of the tomatoes.
  5. Bake or grill at the lowest oven temperature (mine is 100 degrees) for 2-3 hours.
  6. Remove when the moisture from the tomatoes have almost evaporated.
  7. Place the tomatoes in a sterilized glass jar and cover it with some more olive oil.

If you are a garlic lover like me, trust me the garlic tastes awesome once roasted. You could use these tomatoes on pizzas, foccacia breads, salads, or just eat it as is. They taste amazing just on their own. You could also serve them up as sides with drinks too.


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