Roasted whole tomatoes with basil

December 5, 2012 (Last Updated: January 11, 2019)

Nothing quite beats a soft, sticky and sweet roasted tomato

Roasted whole tomatoes with basil


  • 6 large Roma tomatoes
  • 60ml (¼ cup) olive oil
  • 2 garlic cloves, chopped + 4 whole cloves, skin on
  • 45ml (3 tbsp) balsamic vinegar
  • 60ml (¼ cup) water
  • salt and freshly ground black pepper, to taste
  • fresh basil leaves, to serve



Preheat the oven to 200°C. Place the tomatoes, olive oil, chopped and whole garlic, balsamic vinegar and water in a large roasting pan.


Season well and bake until the tomatoes have softened and become quite sticky, about 30 – 35 minutes.


Scatter with fresh basil leaves before serving.



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