Roasted Tomatoes are an absolutely delicious and healthy food. The reason why they are so good for you is because tomatoes have a lot of antioxidants, which help fight off free radicals in the body, and also they have high amounts of Vitamin A, C, E, as well as Beta Carotene which helps to maintain healthy skin. Roasted tomatoes can also increase the intensity of your tomato’s flavor giving you a lot more choice when it comes to cooking your tomatoes. It can also be used to make a great soup, such as a Stilton or other high protein based soup, you can use roasted tomatoes to make a great low fat or no fat chili, or even a good roasted tomato soup for those days when you don’t feel like having pasta. Tomatoes are also a great addition to soups and stews and can help your soups to be a healthier and more tasty meal.
In the same token, roasting tomatoes helps to bring out the flavor of the herbs that you are using. You can purchase canned roasted tomatoes or chopped tomatoes which are already fire-cooked, but fresh is always so much better. Even if you just use it to make a soup, roasting tomatoes helps bring out the flavors of the herbs that you are using and brings them to a level of flavor that is out of this world. To bring out the flavor of the garlic, just simply roast tomatoes with the stems on top. This will give you a great tangy flavor, which is perfect for all sorts of Italian dishes from lasagna to pizza and all the way to spaghetti!
Roasted Tomatoes and Roasted Garlic is also an excellent way to use up left overs and make a quick meal that has the same wholesomeness and nutrition as a piece of freshly made pasta. You can do this quite easily and simply cut the tomatoes into small chunks and place them in a food processor. Then just puree them with some olive oil, garlic and whatever else you would like. Pureed tomatoes and Roasted Garlic is such a versatile dish that you can do it with practically anything. It is an easy way to have a delicious meal and still save lots of money at the same time.