5 Healthy Cherry Tomato Recipes


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Slow-Roasted Cherry Tomato Bruschetta

Tomatoes seem to be synonymous with Italian food, whether it's in sauces, on pizzas or covering bread. This slow-roasted cherry tomato bruschetta offers a slightly different take on a classic Italian appetizer. Typically, bruschetta is made with fresh raw tomatoes, but this recipe will have you roast the tomatoes first in order to bring out their sweetness.

Roasting does add an extra step to your bruschetta prep, but it is quite simple. Simply toss the cherry tomatoes with extra virgin olive oil, garlic, salt and pepper, then roast them on a baking sheet for 45 to 55 minutes. Once you've roasted the tomatoes, you'll add the crucial basil as well as red wine vinegar and spread the whole mix over a baguette slice.

Can't get enough of tomatoes? Keep reading for lots more information and recipes on the juicy fruit.

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