Easy, Authentic Florida Roasted Tomatoes

Roasted tomatoes are one of our favorite delicious and Authentic Florida side dishes. There are fewer things as tasty as a fresh and locally grown tomato. Are you also having guests over for dinner?  This Roasted Tomato Recipe is also a real crowd-pleaser.

But is it a fruit or a vegetable? The word is that the tomato is the fruit of a tomato plant, but when you’re cooking it is used as a vegetable. That sounds good to us.  Enjoy this easy recipe and also let us know how it turns out by tagging us on social media, @AuthenticFlorida.


Ingredients for Roasted Tomato Recipe


  • 12 plum tomatoes, halved lengthwise, make sure that the cores and also the seeds are removed
  • 4 tablespoons of good olive oil
  • 1 1/2 tablespoons of balsamic vinegar
  • 2 large cloves of garlic, minced
  • 2 teaspoons of sugar
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons of kosher salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon of freshly ground black pepper
  • Optional Note: 1 cup of fresh basil, julienned




Preheat the oven to 450 degrees F.

Arrange the tomatoes on a sheet pan with their cut sides up, arranged in a single layer. Drizzle the cut tomatoes with olive oil and also balsamic vinegar. Sprinkle them with the garlic, sugar, salt and pepper, and also basil over the tomatoes. Roast the tomatoes in the oven for 25 to 30 minutes, until the tomatoes are concentrated and also beginning to carmelize. Serve them warm or also at room temperature.

This recipe was reprinted from The Barefoot Contessa. 

Looking for even more delicious and Authentic Florida recipes that use tomatoes? Check out: Authentic Homemade Tomato Soup and Authentic Florida’s Delicious, Homemade Kale Salad.


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