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Roasted Roma Tomatoes and Garlic

Features:
  • Veg
Cuisine:
  • 30 mins
  • Serves 4
  • Easy

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Roasted Roma tomatoes and garlic is a must try dish especially in the summer season. The slow roasting tomatoes significantly intensify the flavor of the vegetable, making them tasty and juicy.

You can either have them with your salad or a pizza. Otherwise, you can also have it as a complete main dish. They hardly take minutes to prepare, and once they are in the oven you can set an alarm, and forget about them for a couple of hours.

If you love tomatoes and garlic, then you must give this dish a try!

Health Benefits

Tomatoes are a nutrient-dense food that is widely known for nourishing skin, hair and nails. Tomatoes are also an excellent source of vitamin C and other antioxidants that combat the formation of free radicals that cause cancer.

Tomatoes not only play an important role in fighting cancer but they fight other illnesses too such as, blood pressure, heart attacks, and diabetes. Garlic can also combat sicknesses like common cold. It also improves bone health, maintains blood pressure and cholesterol level.

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How to Make Roasted Roma Tomatoes and Garlic

  1. Heat your oven to 425 degrees.
  2. Spread a small quantity of olive oil in the bottom of a roasting pan.
  3. Slice the tomatoes in equal halves.
  4. Toss the tomatoes with a generous amount of olive oil. Sprinkle them with the herbs, salt and pepper.
  5. Place the tomatoes in the roasting pan and cook for 30 to 40 minutes. Keep checking after every 15 minutes to ensure that they don’t burn.
  6. Meanwhile, slice the garlic into pieces and coat olive oil on them. Wrap the garlic pieces in a foil. Toss the foil-wrapped garlic in the tomato pan and roast alongside the tomatoes. The garlic will take 40 to 60 minutes to cook. Make sure they are soft and juicy on the inside.
  7. Once they are properly cooked, take them out of the oven.
  8. Transfer them on a serving platter and enjoy!

Trivia

  • Tomatoes are the fruit of the tomato plant.
  • In ancient times, people used to be afraid of eating tomatoes, as they considered them poisonous due to their relation with a deadly plant – belladonna.
  • The Italian word for tomatoes is “pomodoro” which means “golden apple”.
  • Garlic is one of the oldest crops. It was consumed by the builders of the Great Pyramid in Egypt, as it was believed to provide them with strength and endurance.

Garlic is said to fight off evil spirits and keep the vampires away.

Ruth Mancini

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