The tomato – one of the most beloved fruits from the home garden. Can you picture it? A big, juicy tomato, bright red, ripened on the vine. The home-grown tomato offers delicious food options, and these garlic roasted tomatoes are sure to please.

Garlic roasted tomatoes make a delicious side dish or salad topping.

Benefits of Garlic Roasted Tomatoes

First, the star of the show: tomatoes. They contain a variety of antioxidants, which support overall cardiovascular health. And these nutrients also reduce the risk of developing high blood pressure. In addition, tomatoes are a source of lycopene, an antioxidant that helps protect the skin against UV rays. Lycopene is even being studied for its role in bone health. (1, 2, 3)

And of course, garlic offers many health benefits, along with amazing taste. In fact, garlic may help lower cholesterol levels when consumed daily, and research also shows it has antibacterial, antiviral, and anti-inflammatory properties. (4)

Garlic Roasted Tomatoes




Yield 4 side dishes


2 pints grape or cherry tomatoes, sliced in half

2 cloves garlic, chopped

1/4 tsp. salt

1/2 tsp. dried thyme (optional)


Preheat oven to 400 degrees Fahrenheit.

Line a baking sheet with parchment paper. Lay out the tomatoes in a flat layer. Top evenly with garlic, salt, and thyme. Roast in the oven for 33-35 minutes, flipping or stirring the tomatoes about halfway through.

Serve as a side dish or on top of salads.

Courses Side Dish

Cuisine Italian

If you like this recipe, then try my delicious Heirloom Tomato Salad.

When tomatoes ripen on the vine, they develop the best taste and the highest nutrition.


About the Author: Maria Marlowe is an Integrative Nutrition Health Coach who has helped thousands of people improve their health by optimizing their diet. She has created meal plans and programs to help you lose weight, clear up acne, and spend less time in the kitchen yet still eat healthy.

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