Awesome Roasted Tomatoes

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  • Level: Easy
  • Total: 40 min
  • Active: 15 min
  • Yield: 6 servings
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6 Roma tomatoes, halved

1/4 cup olive oil 

2 cloves garlic, finely chopped 

3/4 teaspoon kosher salt 

1/2 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper 

1/4 teaspoon red pepper flakes 

Fresh basil leaves, for garnish 

Fresh oregano leaves, for garnish 

Herb Drizzle:

1/4 cup fresh basil leaves

1/4 cup extra-virgin olive oil 

2 tablespoons fresh oregano leaves and tender stems 

1 tablespoon capers 

Juice of 1 lemon 

Kosher salt and freshly ground black pepper 


  1. For the tomatoes: Preheat the oven to 400 degrees F.
  2. Place the tomato halves in a bowl. Drizzle with the olive oil, add the garlic, salt, black pepper and red pepper flakes and toss to coat. Arrange them on a baking sheet cut-side up and roast for 30 minutes.
  3. For the herb drizzle: Meanwhile, add the basil, olive oil, oregano, capers, lemon juice and some salt and pepper to the bowl of a food processor and blend until smooth and pourable. Taste and adjust the seasoning if needed.
  4. Arrange the roasted tomatoes on a platter and top with some of the herb drizzle. Garnish with fresh basil and oregano leaves.