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Simple Roasted Tomatoes Recipe

Tomatoes are full of antioxidants that protect against heart disease and some cancers. This recipe turns bite-size cherry or grape tomatoes into a delicious side dish. The tomatoes are tossed in olive oil and herbs and then roasted until they are tender and juicy. Serve them as a side or use them to top whole wheat pasta.

Nutrition Facts
Serving Size 1/4 recipe
Amount Per Serving
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 3.5g
2%Saturated Fat 0.5g
Trans Fat 0g
Cholesterol 0mg
Sodium 84mg
Total Carbohydrate 5.6g
Dietary Fiber 1.1g
Sugars 3.5g
Protein 1g
Vitamin C 47%Vitamin A 14%
Iron 5%Calcium 2%
The % Daily Value (DV) tells you how much a nutrient in a serving of food contributes to a daily diet. 2,000 calories a day is used for general nutrition advice.

Yield: 4 servings

Preparation time: 5 minutes

Baking time: 10 minutes


  • 1 pint cherry or grape tomatoes
  • 1 tbsp extra virgin olive oil
  • 1 tbsp chopped fresh chives
  • 1 tbsp chopped fresh basil
  • 1/8 tsp fine-ground sea salt


  1. Preheat the oven to 425 degrees Fahrenheit. Place the tomatoes in a single layer on a baking sheet.

  2. Drizzle the tomatoes with the oil, and sprinkle them with the herbs and salt. Stir the tomatoes gently around the pan.

  3. Roast for 5 minutes. Remove from the oven and stir. Roast for an additional 3 to 5 minutes until the tomatoes are warm and the skins begin to burst.

Lori Rice, M.S., is a nutritional scientist and author with a passion for healthy cooking, exercise physiology, and food photography.
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