Gluten Free Living – 2014
Skinny Roasted Heirloom Tomatoes is a simple side dish that’s very tasty! Large slices of heirloom tomatoes are sliced and seasoned with salt and pepper, thyme and rosemary and then olive oil is drizzled over the top before baking. Yum. You can’t get much simpler than this, yet the taste is savory and flavorful. For those of you with gardens, this quick and easy recipe is a great way to use up heirloom tomatoes! (Or any kind of tomato for that matter!). It’s extremely low calorie, healthy, gluten free and vegan.
A couple of weeks ago, I asked a friend if she would take some pictures of me for my blog. The one I had been using was pretty yucky and I wanted something without a horrid mustard yellow background! Sorry, it’s not my favorite color and we’ve painted every inch of this house since we moved in two and-a-half years ago to get rid of it! I offered to buy her family dinner at her favorite restaurant and she said, yes! The five of us enjoyed a delicious meal at Campuzanos Restaurant here in town and then afterward we went to a local park for pictures. It has some nice bridges, old gnarly trees, and dated buildings that are great backgrounds for shots.
Corey’s husband, John, is a grocer so he is always bringing us food whenever we have them over for a meal. He gave us two two-pound containers of large strawberries and these heirloom tomatoes. The tomatoes sat in the frig about a week before I finally decided I needed to use them up before they went bad. I ended up serving them with Herb Chicken with Roasted Garlic when my sister was here last week. She is really trying to watch her weight so this was a great side dish for her….low calorie and healthy.
If you want quick and easy, this is it! If you want economical, this recipe will do it! If you want the convenience of oven roasting, this recipe is for you. And, if you need healthy, low calorie, gluten free and vegan, Skinny Roasted Heirloom Tomatoes should be right up your alley!
Skinny Roasted Heirloom Tomatoes are a mouthwatering treat–especially if you love tomatoes.
Seasoned with rosemary, thyme, salt and pepper, this simple dish is so appetizing.
Skinny Roasted Heirloom Tomatoes takes hardly any time to prepare.
Here’s what I did.
Slice one tomato and layer in a dish sprayed with olive oil cooking spray. Generously sprinkle with salt and pepper. Add about 1/4 tsp. each of thyme and rosemary. Use MORE if you really like those seasonings. And, if you have fresh seasonings, by all means, use fresh!
Slice down another heirloom tomato and layer the slices over top of the previous layer. Again, sprinkle generously with salt and pepper. Then add another 1/4 tsp. (or more) of thyme and rosemary.
Brush olive oil over the top layer of tomatoes. Cover casserole with foil.
Bake at 350 for about 45 minutes or until done.
This simple recipe will tantalize your taste buds.
We found every forkful of Skinny Roasted Heirloom Tomatoes delectable.
Here’s the recipe.
SKINNY ROASTED HEIRLOOM TOMATOES
(My own concoction)
- 2 large heirloom tomatoes, sliced
- salt and pepper to taste,
- about ½ tsp. thyme
- about ½ tsp. rosemary
- 2-3 tablespoons olive oil
- Slice tomatoes and place a layer to cover the bottom of an 8×10” glass baking dish that’s been greased or sprayed with cooking spray.
- Sprinkle generously with salt and pepper.
- Then sprinkle with thyme and rosemary.
- Repeat layers until all the tomatoes are used up.
- Drizzle with olive oil.
- Cover with foil and bake at 350° about 45 minutes or until done.
Skinny Roasted Heirloom Tomatoes is healthy, low calorie, gluten free and vegan for those of you who are health conscious.
This is a great side dish to make when you have very little time to give to preparation. But it turns out yummy and delicious!
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