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Monday, August 24, 2020

Roasted Tomatoes Made In The Air Fryer

The best way to cook tomatoes. These air fryer roasted tomatoes are incredibly sweet and full of flavor.



 When life hands you a huge amount of tomatoes, one has to get creative. This past spring I planted a garden for the first time in 20 years. Living in the desert has always been my reason to not try planting a garden as the lack of rain and sandy soil makes growing things difficult. The only thing that seems to grow in my backyard is weeds. I do have some other plants but they are drought resistant plants that require no water or care whatsoever.


The virus pandemic made me garden

 If someone had told me a year ago that I would start a garden, I would have laughed at them. I am the person who has killed a cactus. I really don't know what got a hold of me when I decided to grow tomatoes and other veggies. Maybe it was my way of coping with having to quarantine from the Covid lung virus or maybe it was seeing my friends on Facebook starting a garden. Maybe it was not being able to go to the grocery store to buy fresh vegetables. Maybe it was because I had time on my hands. Whatever the reason that motivated me to grow my own food, is the thing of the past as I have caught the gardening bug and I am proud to say that I am growing veggies. My garden is producing kale, beets, spinach, and tomatoes. While I don't have a huge amount of produce, I have enough to enjoy some fresh veggies every day.

When you have too many tomatoes



 When your garden produces a huge amount of tomatoes and you need recipes for unique ways to cook tomatoes. Then you need to check out this recipe for oven-roasted sun-dried tomatoes. Oven-roasted tomatoes are so sweet and they are the best way to preserve garden-fresh tomatoes. Sun-dried tomatoes are perfect on pasta, pizza, and Rosemary and Caramelized Onion Sun-Dried Tomato Focaccia.


 My tomato plants only gave me about 10 tomatoes so my dream of filling my freezer with dried tomatoes for recipes did not happen. God had other plans and I am glad that His plans were that my husband's surprise of 20 pounds of fresh Roma tomatoes that were leftover from the church food pantry.


While I was busy drying the tomatoes in the oven, I decided to cook some of the tomato slices in the air fryer. I really was not sure if the air fryer could sun-dry the tomatoes like the oven as I was looking for a faster way to roast my tomatoes. I gave the air fryer a chance at cooking my fresh tomatoes and I am glad that I did. The end result of cooking tomatoes in the air fryer was a tomato that was packed with flavor. The tomatoes ended up being incredibly succulent and delicious. They were so sweet and juicy.

 You have to try my recipe for Roasted Tomatoes Made In The Air Fryer. The air fryer perfectly roasts the tomatoes into delicious sweet and savory delicious gems. These will not disappoint you.

 Air fryer roasted tomatoes are delicious all on their own but they are also perfect for so many dishes that you would add tomatoes to. These succulent roasted tomatoes would be perfect on a salad or a pasta dish. They would make an amazing tomato bruschetta appetizer. I love adding the roasted tomatoes to a slice of homemade 60-minute white bread along with vegan cheese for instant pizza.  If you like fresh tomatoes you will love these air fryer roasted tomatoes.

So many different ways to enjoy


The heat from the air fryer causes the cherry tomatoes to wilt just a little bit and become extremely juicy. They end up looking amazing and you could only imagine the way they taste. You’re really missing out if you’ve never tried cooking tomatoes this way! So make sure to cook a double batch of these tomatoes that are roasted in the air fryer. The uses for these flavorful tomatoes are endless.

Some ideas for the roasted tomatoes are:



+ Add some to a sandwich, they would be perfect on vegan tuna salad
+ Toss the roasted tomatoes on cooked pasta
+ Add fresh basil and mozzarella cheese for an amazing appetizer
+ Add a couple tomatoes to a slice of homemade pretzel bread 
+ Combine with caramelized onions for an amazing pizza topping
+ Add some roasted tomatoes to a vegan scrambled eggs
+ Eat them straight from the air fryer
+ Add to a bowl of grits or oatmeal


So easy to make

To make these delicious morsels of tomatoes you just need a couple ingredients and an air fryer. You will need 6-12 Roma tomatoes, olive oil, salt, and fresh rosemary. If you don't have a rosemary bush in your backyard, you can use dried rosemary.

Can I use other varieties of tomatoes?

 I have not tried other varieties of tomatoes in the air fryer but if you grew other kinds of tomatoes like beefsteak, Early Girl, etc, I think they would cook just fine in the air fryer. I would not recommend cherry tomatoes as they are too small. If you choose to cook a different type of tomato, slice the tomato in half and keep the skin on. Place the tomato in the air fryer basket skin side down. You may have to adjust the time so check the tomatoes halfway so they don't burn. You may also have to cook bigger tomatoes longer.

Tomatoes are healthy

 Tomatoes are not only delicious but they are also healthy. These red gems have the antioxidant lycopene, which has been linked to many health benefits, including reduced risk of heart disease and cancer. They are also a great source of vitamin C, potassium, folate, and vitamin K. The best part of cooking tomatoes is it increases the level of lycopene!

How to air fry tomatoes


Before you start cooking, make sure to wash all of the tomatoes and pat them dry.

Cut each of the tomatoes in half and put them in a bowl.

Drizzle in the olive oil and add the rosemary, and salt to the tomatoes. Toss everything really well to coat evenly. I have made these roasted tomatoes without using oil and they turned out fine but were more chared. They also lacked flavor. So I recommend using the oil if you want amazing flavor.

Transfer the tomato slices to the bottom of the air fryer basket, skin side down. It is ok if the tomato halves touch each other. Cook them in the air fryer at 390 degrees for 20-25 minutes. The tomatoes are roasted when they are wilted with a small amount of blackness. The black part is the sugar of the tomatoes carmelizing.

Carefully remove the roasted tomatoes from the air fryer and enjoy.


Cooking Tips



 If you’re worried about making a mess in the air fryer or want minimal cleanup, you can lay a piece of parchment paper at the bottom of the air fryer but that is not necessary and cleanup is a breeze. The tomatoes will not stick to the pan.

You can substitute other spices for the rosemary like Italian seasoning or Thyme. You can even add some garlic to the tomatoes.

The extra roasted tomatoes can be stored in the fridge for a week.

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Yield: 12-16 tomato slices
Author: Mom Knows Best
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Roasted Tomatoes Made In The Air Fryer

Roasted Tomatoes Made In The Air Fryer

The best way to cook tomatoes. These air fryer roasted tomatoes are incredibly sweet and full of flavor.

Ingredients:

  • 6-8 fresh Roma tomatoes
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil  
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1-2 tablespoons fresh rosemary

Instructions:

  1. Before you start cooking, make sure to wash all of the tomatoes and pat them dry.
  2. Cut each of the tomatoes in half and put them in a bowl.
  3. Drizzle in the olive oil and add the rosemary, and salt to the tomatoes. Toss everything really well to coat evenly.
  4. Transfer the tomato slices to the bottom of the air fryer basket. It is ok if the tomato halves touch each other. 
  5. Cook them in the air fryer at 390 degrees for 20-25 minutes. 
  6. The tomatoes are roasted when they are wilted with a small amount of blackness. The black part is the sugar of the tomatoes carmelizing.
  7. Carefully remove the roasted tomatoes from the air fryer and enjoy.

Notes:

You can substitute other spices for the rosemary like Italian seasoning or Thyme. Dried spices are ok to use in the recipe. You can even add some fresh garlic to the tomatoes.
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17 comments:

  1. Those look really good! I've tried roasting different veggies in my air fryer, and it always comes out great. I haven't done tomatoes before, so I'm looking forward to this.

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  2. These look incredible! I just need an air fryer now. I always hear about them.

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  3. I never thought to make these in the air fryer. What a great idea. I'll have to try this next time. My oldest daughter really loves tomatoes, so I bet she'll love this.

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  4. Roasted tomatoes are one of my favorite side dishes. This would be ideal for entertaining.

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  5. I never even thought of cooking tomatoes in the air fryer. Can't wait to try this recipe! Looks amazing!

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  6. You just gave me a valid reason why I should buy an Air Fryer! I can't wait to make your recipe. I go crazy over roasted tomatoes!

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  7. I have been hearing about air fryers for some time now and I have been telling myself that I will not even use it but after seeing your roasted tomato recipe that might change things.

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  8. Such an easy, delicious and healthy recipe to make for everyone and now I am planning to get an air fryer to make different recipes using it.

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  9. I loved it!! Sounds really easy to make!

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  10. These look so good! I have been doing a lot of cooking in my Air Fryer but haven't tried to do tomatoes yet but that is totally changing!

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  11. Those look so good and glad to know that you started growing them on your own. Its such a great feeling to get fresh veggies from your own garden. Will try them super soon.

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  12. I just made some of these the other day. SO good!

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  13. We make roasted tomatoes here as well! Only difference is we add pepper here..

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  14. I made these last week...am making them again today. Using an Italian blend, because that's what I have, and a light sprinkle of crushed red pepper. Delicious! These will become a staple. Thank you!

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    1. Glad to hear that you enjoyed them. They are quite delicious. I need to try the Italian seasoning.

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