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Roasted Cherry Tomatoes ©

June 2, 2015






This is a delicious summer recipe, easy to make and perfect as part of a Meze, eaten with hot crusty bread or Focaccia. The secret is the slow cooking in the oven!

Here is wishing everyone a wonderful summer and thanking you all for your 29,000 views!!! This one is especially for you Nectar, for posting such a sweet comment on the “Sour Cherry/Visinada” recipe the other day. Share and enjoy and as always, all questions are welcome and I love getting all your feed-back.




Roast Cherry Tomatoes ©




Roast Cherry Tomatoes ©

For 6 Persons






Preparation time: 20 minutes






500g Cherry tomatoes

1 medium onion cut into 1 cm wedges

1/2 head of garlic (6-8 cloves) finely chopped

1 tsp Oregano

1 tsp Cumin powder or whole if small

2 tbs mango chutney

1 tsp brown sugar

A few drops of vinegar

1/4 tsp salt

Freshly ground black pepper

1 small chili sliced

2 tbs olive oil


After Cooking

4 Allspice berries

2 Bay leaves




Pre-heat oven to 140.C

1. Using nice ripe summer tomatoes, wash well and cut up into mouth sized pieces.

2. Peel onion and cut into 1 cm wedges.

3. Peel garlic and chop with a sharp knife. Do not use garlic squeezer for this, because you want the garlic in tiny pieces, rather than crushed.

4. Slice chili, or add whole for a less spicy result.

5. Place the above in a oven-proof dish and add the rest of your ingredients. Oregano, cumin, chutney, sugar, vinegar salt pepper and olive oil.

6. Place in pre-heated oven at 140.C for 3-4 hrs, or until all the liquid has evaporated. Check this using a spoon.

7. Remove from oven and add allspice and torn bay leaves while still hot.

8. Serve with hot crusty bread or Foccacia.



Roast Cherry Tomatoes ©

Collect your lovely summer tomatoes from the vegetable garden or buy in the local market.


Roast Cherry Tomatoes ©

Wash well and gather all your ingredients together. Turn oven on to 140.C.


Roast Cherry Tomatoes ©

Cut tomatoes into mouth sized pieces. You can use cherry tomatoes or the ordinary kind.


Roast Cherry Tomatoes ©

Peel and cut onions into 1 cm wedges. Peel garlic and chop finely. ( Do not use garlic press. )

Slice chili, remove the seeds for less heat!


Roast Cherry Tomatoes ©

Place all your ingredients in an oven-proof dish. Tomatoes, onions, garlic, chili, oregano, cumin and chutney.


Roast Cherry Tomatoes ©

Season and drizzle with olive oil.


Roast Cherry Tomatoes ©

Place in oven at 140.C


Roast Cherry Tomatoes ©

Here if you look carefully there is still too much liquid. This photograph was taken after two hours of cooking.


Roast Cherry Tomatoes ©

After 3-4 hrs in the oven, nearly all the liquid has evaporated. Add the allspice berries and torn bay leaves, while the tomatoes are still hot.


Roast Cherry Tomatoes ©

Final result! Just delicious!





4 Comments leave one →
  1. Nectar Leylekian Derghazarian permalink
    June 2, 2015 3:11 pm

    Thanks Jayne soo very kind of you
    I will definetely try it and think of you as we enjoy savouring it

    Sent from my iPad


    Liked by 1 person

  2. June 2, 2015 3:12 pm

    ‘Ενα υπέροχο καλοκαίρι θα ευχηθώ, με πολλές ακόμα νοστιμότατες συνταγές! 😛
    Πολλά Φιλιά! 🙂


    • June 2, 2015 3:25 pm

      I am so glad you enjoy them……..I hope you saw my dedication to you in the ‘Halva’ recipe? I always remembered, you love ‘Spitisio Halva.’
      Kalo Kalokeri :))) xxx


  3. Anna permalink
    June 29, 2015 3:21 pm


    Liked by 1 person

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