Roasted baby tomatoes with herbs & garlic

This is one of my favourite sides ever. You can add it to almost any meal or enjoy it on its own with some bread and a little cheese. The rich, sweetness of the tomatoes comes out in the roasting, and the insta-marinade forms an amazing sauce with the juices- one so great you could just dip bread into it and eat it alone.  This is my go-to side for any roasted meat, chicken or fish and, incidentally, what I’m having for supper tonight 🙂 super easy, super healthy, super delicious… Win, win, win!


Ingredients – serves 2

1 punnet good quality small tomatoes of choice – baby plum or vine tomatoes are best but cherry tomatoes and others work too (don’t use regular /salad ones as they’re not as flavoursome and tend to be a little watery)
1 tbsp extra virgin olive oil
1/2 tsp salt
1/4 tsp garlic powder
1/4 tsp sugar or 2 tsp agave or honey
1 tbsp dried oregano or 2tbsp fresh (the whole stalks are amazing when roasted – crispy, spicy, yummy leaves you can eat off the stick )
Optional – 1 tsp seasoning of choice eg. Cajun or pasta seasoning

1. Prepare a roasting pan or ovenproof dish. Place the tomatoes in the bottom of it. Drizzle the olive oil over the top, then honey or agave if using, then dry seasonings and finally herbs.
2. Roast in the oven at 200 degrees C for about 20 mins until the tomatoes have popped and their delicious juices have run out
3. Serve as a side or with your choice of bread. Dig in! 🙂


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