A simple savory side dish uses fresh garlic, shallots, basil and thyme to flavor tasty tomatoes.

Yield: 5 servings

Difficulty Rating: Easy

Nutritional Highlights: Tomatoes are filled with antioxidants vitamin A and C, and they contain lycopene, a natural phytonutrient that may help reduce risk of prostate cancer.

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Recipe From: Tennessee Home and Farm


  • 12 whole plum tomatoes, quartered
  • ¼ cup olive oil
  • 1 tablespoon garlic, minced
  • 1 tablespoon shallots, minced
  • 2 teaspoons fresh basil, chopped or 1 teaspoon dried basil
  • 1 teaspoon dried oregano
  • 1 teaspoon fresh thyme
  • ¼ teaspoon salt
  • ½ teaspoon fine black pepper

Tips & Notes

Adjust time for the number and variety of tomatoes used. This recipe is a great way to use up heirloom tomatoes before they get rotten, but they may require 2-3 hours to cook, as they are often more watery.



  1. Heat oven to 250 degrees.
  2. Mix all ingredients and toss with tomatoes. Lay tomatoes on a sheet pan.
  3. Roast in the oven for 1 to 2 hours, or until the tomatoes and garlic begin to brown. Let cool before serving.

Nutrition Facts (per serving): Calories – 164, Fat – 10.1g, Dietary Fiber – 5.1g, Protein – 2.6g, Vitamin A – 16%, Vitamin C – 50%, Calcium – 11%.

**Nutrition information is calculated using an online calorie calculator. Variations may exist. Values are based on a 2,000-calorie diet.


Recipe From: Farm Flavor - www.farmflavor.com

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  1. Jessy Yancey says:

    Linked up at Tomato Blog Hop.

  2. Parrish Ritchie says:

    This looks awesome!!! We would love it if you would link up at our linky party:
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  3. Debi Recipes For My Boys says:

    Thank you for sharing on Thursday’s Treasures! These look wonderful! I’ve shared them on Week 92. Feel free to grab my “I was featured on” button. Looking forward to the next amazing recipe.

  4. stephen says:

    I take it that you mean 250 C & not F ?


    • Rachel Bertone says:

      Hi Stephen,

      Thanks for your comment. Actually, this recipe is correct with the temperature at 250 degrees Fahrenheit, because you are slow-roasting the tomatoes. They cook at a low temperature for a longer amount of time (1 to 2 hours). Hope this helps!

      Rachel Bertone
      editor, Farm Flavor