Roasted Cherry Tomatoes: Keeping it simple

Roasted Cherry Tomatoes

Roasted yellow cherry tomatoes - dibs!

This particular dish was born of three things: laziness, my love of sweet tomatoes, and my son’s desire to cook.  Let me elaborate.

I have a thriving pear tomato plant that loves how rainy this summer has been.  Unfortunately, I was tragically born without patience.  Seriously; I hate when things take long.  Soooo I tend to buy these tomatoes at the grocery store anyway rather than wait for my plants to deliver, and I always have them around.

Anyway, I was playing with my son today while my daughter was sleeping; he decided he

Yellow Cherry Tomatoes

Yellow Cherry Tomatoes ready for snacking

wanted to help me cook.  Well, at 3 in the after there isn’t a lot of cooking to be done, so I wanted something quick, simple, and with very little clean up.  Plus, I was hoping he would actually try them if he helped make them.  He didn’t of course, but life goes on.  Here’s what we did:

Get a small sauté pan on medium high heat and add about 2 tbs of olive oil.  When it starts to shimmer, throw in a handful of cherry tomatoes.  Sprinkle salt and garlic powder, then leave on the heat, stirring occasionally, until they pop.

Now turn them into a dish, and enjoy.  See?  Short and simple.  Enjoy!