Roasted Cherry Tomatoes and Friends

Hello there–  These juicy little fellows were on our table on a recent Sunday evening when friends came by to sit around the coffee table for a “Cider & Cheese” supper.  Larry brought home a variety of hard ciders (my favorite was blackberry pear) and we tried them all around and nibbled our way through the evening of convivial conversation with old comfortable friends.  It was just fine.

And it was one of the easiest meals to set out– just buy some flavorful cheeses, good bread, preserves and olives and a little salami and few other snack-ish treats.  And these cheerful tomatoes, roasted to sweetness to sit on a slab of bread with a smear of brie or onion laced cheddar.  I hope you give them a try!

16 oz. box assorted cherry tomatoes
3 tab. olive oil
1/2 tsp. rosemary, spines pulled from the stem
1/2 tsp. thyme leaves (plus a stem for garnish)
freshly ground pepper

Bread and cheese for serving.

Mix everything together in a bowl until the tomatoes are well coated.  Then scrape it all onto a baking sheet and put it unto a 400 degree oven for 10 to 15 minutes until the tomatoes and starting to burst.

Serve with thin slices of sturdy bread and your favorite cheese.


Here’s the supper set out and friends around the table (I just love their pretty faces. Too bad the photo is just awful! But they look dear to me anyway.).

10 thoughts on “Roasted Cherry Tomatoes and Friends

  1. It was all scrumptious…and a wonderful delight to the senses. Very fun to see the photo and remember the lovely evening. Thanks again, Rhonda, for a fun time! Sandy

  2. Dinners like this are my favourite! I love millions of different dishes on the table that all compliment each other so effortlessly. I’ve just nominated you for the ‘Be thankful’ challenge on my blog, so have a look and get involved if you fancy it 🙂

    • Thanks Becca–Yep, this kind of dinner is pretty common around our house– We lived in Spain for 12 years when our kids were small and now at Christmas my girls and I do an easy table full of tapas for Christmas night supper. And I usually don’t do nomination posts– but I do love this one. I’ll give it a try. thanks!

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