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Juicy Roasted Tomatoes with Oregano and Garlic

Roasted Tomatoes with oregano & garlic

Last summer I posted a group of tomato recipes (check them here and here) once tomato season was here. This year, I continue. I really can’t get enough of the tomato. In the winter we have various forms of tomato in our home; tomato sauce, paste and sun-dried tomatoes, but in the summer it’s all fresh. We basically eat tomatoes almost at every meal, and try to use them everywhere.

This recipe is simple but so delicious. It uses the basics of Greek cuisine: tomato, olive oil, dried oregano, garlic and some breadcrumbs. That’s it.

You can use it as a side dish to replace a salad or enjoy it as a light lunch along with some bread and cheese (I prefer feta), you can serve it on thinly sliced bread as an appetizer or even mix it with pasta. To me it tastes like pizza sauce!

I don’t think I need to say how healthy this is, but here is a reminder: all the ingredients are super sources of antioxidants. The dish is low calorie, you are getting fiber and good fats. I also used breadcrumbs from Cretan barley rusks, which add some additional fiber. If you cannot find these rusk, whole wheat breadcrumbs are a good substitute.

Quick and Easy Roasted Tomatoes with Oregano and Garlic

INGREDIENTS

  • 2 or 3 tomatoes sliced about ½ inch thick
  • 1 garlic clove, minced
  • 1-2 tablespoons dried oregano
  • 1 tablespoon bread crumbs (use whole grain)
  • salt/pepper to taste

DIRECTIONS
1. Preheat oven at 400 degrees Fahrenheit (200 degrees Celsius).

2. Place the slices tomatoes on a pan.

3. Drizzle some olive oil about 2 tablespoons.

4. Sprinkle on top the minced garlic, oregano and breadcrumbs.

5. Drizzle about 1 more tablespoons of olive oil. Add salt and pepper to taste.

6. Bake for about 20 minutes.

Photo by Elena Paravantes

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5 Comments

  • Reply Ryl Ashley July 17, 2013 at 2:02 pm

    This looks fantastic! I think I will be making it for the rest of the summer….

    • Reply Elena Paravantes RD July 17, 2013 at 2:05 pm

      Thanks Ryl, and the kids loved it!

  • Reply Elena Paravantes RD August 2, 2013 at 10:12 am

    Thanks Kevin!

  • Reply Lauren Francos August 11, 2014 at 4:53 pm

    I just made this recipe and it was delicious! I’ve been pulling recipes off of your website to try. Like a ‘good’ Greek, I use olive oil for everything, but I’ve been wanting to learn how to cook with more spices and herbs. I’m anxious to try your other recipes! Thanks for sharing with us! 🙂

    • Reply Elena Paravantes RD August 13, 2014 at 9:20 am

      Thanks Lauren!

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