These beauties go with everything

There really is nothing that will mind some roasted tomatoes on the side!

A vegan dish of grains and vegetables. A variety of salads. Baked Potatoes. Roasted vegetables. A steak. Roasted chicken. Grilled Salmon. Fried fish…. shall I go on? Well if I must, even a baguette!!! Everything loves the juicy tomato, and more so when it’s sweet and savoury as in these beauties here.

Keeping the cherry tomatoes on the vine looks beautiful too. They can be made in the skillet as in the picture below and served at the table as such. Rustic, homely and beautiful as all food ought to be. They can be kept whole without the vine too. They can then be seeded into the serving platter as you like, perfectly situated as the food stylists will tell you so the food photographers can snap the image that will have you salivate and crave beyond redemption. You can do all that too either for your instagram pictures, but mostly for feeding the eyes of your friends and family before they eat! You know “the eye eats first”. Otherwise, you can also use different varieties and colours of tomatoes, chopping roughly, so all of them are of almost the same rough size to cook together… See am telling you, there is so much that can be done with tomatoes and all of it is beautiful and equally loved.

Make these often, because tomatoes are good for you, also because these organic and locally grown tomatoes are so beautiful and delicious… An art of nature that gets the eyes eating and the palate watering and the eaters very very happy.

Ingredients

Serves: 2-3 Cook Time: 15-25

500g Tomatoes

1 tbsp DS Premium Organic Extra Virgin Olive Oil

1-2 tbsp DS Pickled Zaatar

1 tsp DS Himalayan Pink Salt

Freshly cracked black pepper to taste

1 tbsp Balsamic Vinegar (optional butĀ recommended)

Preheat your oven to 375F/200C.

Chop if you must, then place the tomatoes on your baking sheet/skillet/roasting tin…

Sprinkle with olive oil, pickled Zaatar, balsamic vinegar, salt and black pepper and roast in the oven to the desired doneness.

You can just barely roast them to keep more of their fresh flavour or roast them fully for the caramelised and sweeter flavour. Anything in between works too, depending what you intend to make with these or how savoury/sweet you wish them to taste like.

Get active with your food, try the different options and use the different stages creatively.

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