Skinny Roasted Vine-Ripe Tomatoes

May 21, 2014Teresa

Gluten Free Living – 2014

Skinny Roasted Vine-Ripe Tomatoes are so succulent and mouthwatering. This simple side dish is so big on taste. Wedges of vine-ripe tomatoes are first brushed with olive oil on a large cookie sheet. Then they’re seasoned with salt and pepper, thyme, basil, chives, marjoram, oregano and rosemary. I chose fresh herbs (except for the marjoram) which increased the flavors exponentially. Yum.

You can’t get much better than this. These tomatoes are savory and so flavorful. For those of you with gardens, this quick and easy recipe is a great way to use up vine-ripe or beef-steak 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 a batch of heirloom tomatoes. The tomatoes sat in the fridge about a week. 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 Vine-Ripe Tomatoes should be right up your alley!

When I initially published this recipe in May 2014 I didn’t use near as many herbs. The recipe was pretty simple and I only used dry herbs instead of fresh. I wanted to remake the recipe, but I haven’t been able to find heirloom tomatoes in grocery stores for over a year. I finally decided to remake the recipe (August 2018) but chose to use vine-ripe tomatoes instead. I added about five more fresh herbs so the recipe came out absolutely scrumptious.

We have some friends from our church who live down the street from us. They provide foster care for needy children. They got a newborn last week so several gals from our church are bringing them meals to help out. I served this fantastic side along with an amazing Chicken Tetrazzini, Creamy Grape Salad, Rapid Rise Italian Herb Bread and a terrific Cherry Delight Cake. They were delighted with having a home-cooked meal they didn’t have to fuss with.

Skinny Roasted Vine-Ripe Tomatoes will sure make your mouth water. Plus, they’re the perfect accompaniment for any side dish. We loved this amped up version and believe you will too

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Skinny Roasted Vine-Ripe Tomatoes are a mouthwatering treat–especially if you love tomatoes.

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I served Skinny Roasted Vine-Ripe Tomatoes with a fantastic Chicken Tetrazzini. They were perfect together.

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This amazing tomato dish is healthy, low calorie, gluten free and vegan.

 

Here’s what I did.

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I used these ingredients. I used about three times as much basil as what is shown.

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Place parchment paper on a large 18×26″ cookie sheet. Wedge each tomato into eight pieces. Place tomatoes in single layers on top of parchment paper.

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Brush each tomato with a little bit of olive oil so that each tomato is covered.

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Season generously with sea salt and pepper.

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Now sprinkle each of the herbs generously over top of each tomato. I used between 3-5 tablespoons of each herb, minced.

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Bake at 400 degrees for about 45 minutes or until done.

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Remove to serving platter and enjoy!

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We found every forkful of Skinny Roasted Vine-Ripe Tomatoes so delectable. 

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This simple recipe will tantalize your taste buds. I served it with Chicken Tetrazzini.

Skinny Roasted Vine-Ripe Tomatoes | Can't Stay Out of the Kitchen | fantastic #sidedish that's wonderful for any occasion including company. Uses #tomatoes & fresh herbs. Tomatoes made this way are so, so mouthwatering. #vegan #glutenfree #healthy #lowcalorie

Skinny Roasted Vine-Ripe Tomatoes are great for a company dinner, too. Everyone loves tomatoes made this way.

 

Here’s the recipe.

SKINNY ROASTED VINE-RIPE TOMATOES

(My own concoction)

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This savory and tasty tomato side dish is unbelievably mouthwatering and delicious. It's made with lots of fresh herbs providing maximum flavor with very few calories. It's a wonderful side dish for any main dish. It's also terrific for company or holiday dinners. Healthy, low calorie, gluten free and vegan.
Skinny Roasted Vine-Ripe Tomatoes | Can't Stay Out of the Kitchen | fantastic #sidedish that's wonderful for any occasion including company. Uses #tomatoes & fresh herbs. Tomatoes made this way are so, so mouthwatering. #vegan #glutenfree #healthy #lowcalorie
Prep Time 20 minutes
Cook Time 45 minutes
Servings
Ingredients
Prep Time 20 minutes
Cook Time 45 minutes
Servings
Ingredients
Skinny Roasted Vine-Ripe Tomatoes | Can't Stay Out of the Kitchen | fantastic #sidedish that's wonderful for any occasion including company. Uses #tomatoes & fresh herbs. Tomatoes made this way are so, so mouthwatering. #vegan #glutenfree #healthy #lowcalorie
Instructions
  1. Place parchment paper in a large 18x26” cookie sheet.
  2. Wedge tomatoes and place in a layer to cover the bottom of the cookie sheet.
  3. Brush on olive oil so each wedge is covered.
  4. Sprinkle generously with salt and pepper.
  5. Then sprinkle tomatoes with thyme, rosemary, oregano, basil, chives and marjoram.
  6. Roast at 400 degrees about 45 minutes or until done.
Recipe Notes
NOTE: While I have both used Heirloom and Vine-Ripe Tomatoes, almost any kind of tomato would work in this recipe.

NOTE: I used enough fresh herbs to get good coverage over the tomatoes. It may have been closer to 4-5 tablespoonfuls of some of the herbs.

NOTE: I did not have fresh marjoram on hand so I used dried.

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[b]Skinny Roasted Vine-Ripe Tomatoes[/b]
Recipe Type: Veggie/Side Dish
Cuisine: American
Author: Teresa Ambra – my own creation
Prep time:
Cook time:
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Serves: 4
Savory and tasty tomato side dish that’s quick and easy to prepare. This is a great way to use up garden produce. This recipe is healthy, low calorie, gluten free and vegan.
Ingredients
  • 2 large heirloom tomatoes, sliced
  • salt and pepper to taste,
  • about ½ tsp. thyme
  • about ½ tsp. rosemary
  • 2-3 tablespoons olive oil
Instructions
  1. 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.
  2. Sprinkle generously with salt and pepper.
  3. Then sprinkle with thyme and rosemary.
  4. Repeat layers until all the tomatoes are used up.
  5. Drizzle with olive oil.
  6. Cover with foil and bake at 350° about 45 minutes or until done.
Notes
While I used Heirloom Tomatoes, almost any kind of tomato would work in this recipe.[br][br]Use more seasoning if desired.

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Skinny Roasted Vine-Ripe Tomatoes is a healthy, low calorie, gluten free and vegan dish for those of you who are health conscious.

Skinny Roasted Vine-Ripe Tomatoes | Can't Stay Out of the Kitchen | fantastic #sidedish that's wonderful for any occasion including company. Uses #tomatoes & fresh herbs. Tomatoes made this way are so, so mouthwatering. #vegan #glutenfree #healthy #lowcalorie

The savory flavors from the herbs and olive oil transport this dish to amazing!

Skinny Roasted Vine-Ripe Tomatoes | Can't Stay Out of the Kitchen | fantastic #sidedish that's wonderful for any occasion including company. Uses #tomatoes & fresh herbs. Tomatoes made this way are so, so mouthwatering. #vegan #glutenfree #healthy #lowcalorie

If you enjoy tomatoes, you’ll love this tasty recipe.

Skinny Roasted Vine-Ripe Tomatoes | Can't Stay Out of the Kitchen | fantastic #sidedish that's wonderful for any occasion including company. Uses #tomatoes & fresh herbs. Tomatoes made this way are so, so mouthwatering. #vegan #glutenfree #healthy #lowcalorie

Serve Skinny Roasted Vine-Ripe Tomatoes with your favorite entree.

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