DISCLOSURE: Because of its simplicity, and sometimes taste-specificity, I can’t provide exact measurements for this dish. Making this dish is one of those instances where you can get away with saying, “oh, i just threw this together. no big deal.” You don’t need to muck up any measuring cups, and within in 20 minutes you have a perfect and healthy side dish, snack, or topping for a sandwich.
ADDED DISCLOSURE: It’s really my mother’s recipe so I can’t take credit.
Baked Tomatoes Ingredients:
- Grape Tomatoes
- Plum Tomatoes
- Olive oil for Drizzling
- Montreal Steak Seasoning (25% less sodium)- if you do not have use garlic, salt, and pepper.
- Mozerella Cheese for Sprinkling
- Parlsey for Garnishing
Baked Tomatoes Instructions:
Step 1: Pre-heat oven to 350.
Step 2: Half grape tomatoes and slice plum tomatoes- place on baking sheet.
Plum tomatoes are sweet but yet carry some tang as well. They are the go-to tomato for sauces and obviously for this dish. Baking them truly brings out their richness. Grape tomatoes are one of my favorite snacks- they pop in your mouth and our bursting with flavor.
Step 3: Drizzle with olive oil.
Step 4: Sprinkle with steak seasoning (garlic, salt, and pepper). We love this bold spice in the TeamZ home. It is a mixture of salt, garlic, onion, black and red pepper.
Step 5: Place In oven for about 15 minutes- until tomatoes are tender.
Step 6: Remove and sprinkle with shredded mozerella. Return to oven for 2-3 minutes until cheese is melted.
Step 7: Garnish with chopped parsley to add some clean freshness.
Health Points: Although cooking tomatoes reduces some of the vitamin content- cooking with the skin on maintains the fiber. Another bonus of cooking the tomatoes is that it boosts the phytochemical Lycopene – a helpful antioxidant. It also gives tomatoes its vibrantly deep-red color. You may also end up popping some of the raw grape tomatoes in your mouth as you cook and give your body the Vitamin A, C, and K it deserves.
xoxx Tomato Happy TeamZ