Would you like a cherry tomato on top? Did you know that ten cherry tomatoes have almost as much potassium as a medium banana? Eating potassium-rich foods lowers blood pressure and increases your body’s ability to excrete sodium improving your overall heart health. Cherry tomatoes are an excellent source of vitamin C and other antioxidants. According to Medical News Today, “Tomatoes can help combat the formation of free radicals known to cause cancer. Tomatoes also contain lycopene. Lycopene is a polyphenol, or plant compound, that has been linked with one type of prostate cancer prevention. ”
So the next time you make a soup or salad add fresh cherry tomatoes to enhance the flavor, increase nutrients and protect your body from free radicals.
Roasted Garlic Tomatoes @missdiagnosedendo
Prep time: 10 min
Cook time: 40 min
- 2 pint cherry tomatoes sliced in half
- 3-4 cloves garlic minced
- 2 shallots sliced
- 1/4 cup rosemary chopped
- 2 tbsp olive or avocado oil
- 1 16 oz pint mason jar
- Preheat oven to 450 degrees
- Spread evenly tomatoes, garlic, and shallots on a flat cookie.
- Drizzle with oil.
- Sprinkle rosemary over tomatoes and season with Himalayan salt and fresh cracked pepper.
- Roast for 40 minutes @450
Cooking tip: Make a large batch and transfer tomato mixture to a 16 oz pint mason jar. Put lid on while it’s hot and wait for it to completely cool to create a natural seal. Store tomatoes in fridge for up to a week and use for other meals such as lettuce wraps, breakfast quiches and dishes, cold and warm salads, soups, pilafs, gluten free pastas and more.
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