As I mentioned earlier this week, I went to the Farmers Market and loaded up on some pretty amazing fruits and veggies. One of the things I picked up was a pint of cherry tomatoes, when I saw them I didn't have a recipe in mind but they just screamed BUY ME! Last night I needed a side dish so I raided the fridge and decided to make Balsamic Roasted Cherry Tomatoes.
Did you know that tomatoes are actually a fruit not a vegetable? There are around 7,500 tomato varieties grown for various purposes! Wow, right!?
cherry tomatoes, about 1/2 cup per serving
2 cloves garlic, minced
2 tablespoons balsamic vinegar
2 tablespoons olive oil
1/2 teaspoon sea salt
1/4 teaspoon pepper
parmesan cheese, for sprinkling
Rinse the tomatoes and blot dry.
In a medium bowl, stir together all of the ingredients (minus the parmesan), until the tomatoes are well coated in the oil/balsamic mixture.
Roast at 400º for 15-20 minutes, flipping around every once in a while, until the tomatoes are bursting. Don't worry, the tomatoes with burst but not explode and make a mess in the oven.
Listening to: Tom Petty - American Girl Pin It