It’s that time of year again! The weather is cooling down, the leaves are falling, and the invitations for holiday parties and work dinners will soon be coming in. The simple days of bringing a side dish to the barbecue are fading away (is there anything easier than throwing together pasta salad or a fruit tray?). But don’t worry, that’s what we are here for. Your foodie friends who are obsessed with pinning “quick party dips” and “apps to impress” are here to help you weed through the recipes that take 20 ingredients and over an hour in the kitchen and find the perfect, simple, delicious treats to take to your events.
The recipe below for Roasted Tomato with Parmesan is sure to become a quick staple. You will be ready to go with just a few simple ingredients and 10 minutes in the oven!
- Cherry or grape tomatoes
- Fresh parsley, chopped
- Fresh Parmesan cheese, shredded
- Olive oil
- A dash of salt and pepper
Preheat your oven to 400F. While it’s heating, wash your tomatoes and place them into the appropriate size baking sheet. Drizzle olive oil lightly over the top of the tomatoes and toss them so that they are evenly coated then sprinkle with salt and pepper. Spread out evenly on the sheet to ensure even baking then top with fresh parsley and Parmesan cheese. Place in the oven for 10-12 minutes until the tomatoes are soft. They should smell pretty fantastic, too!
These little broiled beauties are fantastic served with shaved Parmesan and crostinis! They pair very well with a number of white wines and the strong flavor of the Parmesan cheese can stand up to some of the drier varieties if you prefer those. You could also use this recipe to top a salad or smash the broiled tomatoes and serve over fresh pasta or on a pizza… Oh the endless possibilities in the kitchen!
by Rebekah Allen, Price Cutter Dietitian