Roasted Cherry Tomato Sauce

August 3, 2014

It’s August and tomatoes are everywhere; in stores, at Farmers Markets, and in particular, on my counter tops from the garden.  We have two types of cherry tomato plants that are producing beautiful and juicy fruits everyday.  The bowls on the counter finally over-flowed, so I decided to make a simple roasted tomato sauce.

7 ingredients, 1 hour, and a 325 degree oven.

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Fresh chopped basil, olive oil, garlic, brown sugar, kosher salt, balsamic vinegar, and of course…. Cherry tomatoes.

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My basil is abundant, too.  So fragrant, delicate, and beautifully green.

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Most of the tomatoes I used were Sun Golds and a few other types, for which I do not know the names of.  Any combination will work.

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All ingredients are mixed together in a dutch oven and roasted.  Mine were in the oven for about an hour and 15 minutes.

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This sauce is not a typical tomato sauce, as it’s more of a thick olive oil base with tomato skins than a smooth red sauce.

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Summertime in a bowl!  It’s sweet and bursting with flavor.

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I paired my sauce with al dente spaghetti, but you could also eat it with slices of fresh, crusty bread.

 

Roasted Cherry Tomato Sauce

Recipe slightly adapted from Martha Stewart Living
Yields:  1 1/2 – 2 cups
 

Ingredients:

1 pound, 6 ounces cherry tomatoes

3 cloves garlic, smashed

1/2 cup extra-virgin olive oil

2 tablespoons balsamic vinegar

1 tablespoon fresh basil, chopped

2 teaspoons packed light-brown sugar

1 teaspoon coarse salt

 

Method:

Preheat oven to 325 degrees F.  Mix together tomatoes and garlic in a dutch oven or nonreactive 9-by-13-inch baking dish. Whisk together oil, vinegar, basil, brown sugar, and salt in a bowl.  Drizzle over tomato mixture.

Bake until tomatoes are softened and caramelized, about 1 hour.  Serve warm or at room temperature.  Sauce can be stored in refrigerator up to 5 days; let cool before storing.

Enjoy!

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