You know what they say. Lots of tomatoes every day keep cancer away! Ok maybe they don't say that but they could. Lycopene, the antioxidant component in tomatoes that make them yellow and red, has been shown in some studies to lower the risk of certain cancers. My husband reminds me of this regularly when he's biting into a juicy cheeseburger with a skinny, anemic looking slice of tomato hanging on for dear life between the cheese and the mayo. He's right though. I gotta give him that.
Red Cherry Tomatoes
Yellow Cherry Tomatoes
Give the toms a nice little rinse. The packages that these came in already had holes in them so the tomatoes can breath so I treated the package like a little colander. Less dishes to clean = happy husband.
And roll them out onto a sheet pan. Put them in a 400 degree oven and patiently wait your 15 minutes.
This couldn't be healthier, easier, and more flavorful. So you can eat this as a side, you can eat this with crostini, you can toss this with some whole wheat pasta and feta for a light week night dinner. Make a lot because you'll think of a hundred different things to do with these. The opportunities are endless here. Start with simple and you'll end up with magical. Yum. Stay hungry!
Roasted Cherry Tomatoes Recipe
2 Pints of Cherry Tomatoes, 1 red 1 yellow
5 Basil Leaves
1 Tbs of Olive Oil
1/4 Tsp Kosher Salt
Toss every thing together in a big bowl accept the basil. Add to cookie sheet. Roast in 400 degree oven for 15 minutes, or until smaller tomatoes begin to burst. Add back into same bowl and toss with thinly sliced basil leaves. Enjoy!