Hello all you gardeners (or just plain old tomato eaters!)– I’m pleased to report that Larry’s tomato crop has come in!! We have piles of tomatoes of all shapes and sizes on the kitchen counter. That is to say, tomatoes are a mandatory part of every meal around here.
So when Joy and Larry invited us to sit out on their deck in the breeze on Sunday evening, we took along these roasted little cherry tomatoes– with some bread and a little fresh mozzarella to round them out. Add a glass of wine and convivial friends. Summer perfect!
HONEY GARLIC TOASTED CHERRY TOMATOES
4 cups assorted cherry tomatoes*
3 cloves garlic finely minced**
1 tab. honey
3 tab. olive oil
1/4 tsp. sea salt***
1/4 tsp. freshly ground pepper
Put the cleaned tomatoes in a mixing bowl. In a smaller bowl stir together the garlic, honey, oil, salt & pepper. Then pour it over the cherries and mix until the cherries are well coated.
Turn the cherries out onto a baking sheet that has been lined with foil. Scrape all the extra oil mixture out of the mixing bowl and drizzle it over the tomatoes.
Bake it all up at 400 degrees for 15 minutes– wonderful serve hot or cooled.
* We used red, yellow and slightly larger purple varieties.
**Love Trader Joe’s minced frozen garlic– so easy!!
*** if you use regular salt in place of sea salt, use less!! (I learned this the hard way on another dish.)
P.S –These paper thin crackers are my new addiction– You can get them at (where else??!) Trader Joe’s.