Roasted Cherry Tomatoes with Olives and Garlic, AKA heaven on earth

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This recipe came into my life out of desperation. It was 4 o’clock, I’d barely eaten all day and I needed to be at a book club meeting by 6. (not smart or recommended by me! But no one is perfect and life happens- it’s how you deal with it and prepare for next time!) I had some chickpea pasta in the pantry, (exactly for this emergency meal situation) and needed something to pair it with! A pint of cherry tomatoes were staring at me, and viola.

The result: divine. No longer will this be an emergency meal, but rather one with intention. I encourage you to put these tomatoes on everything from buddha bowls, salmon, pasta, chicken etc.

Recipe

Ingredients:

1 lb of seasonal organic cherry tomatoes 

1/3 cup of pitted olives ( I used a mix of green and kalamata) 

A few generous glugs of olive oil (probably 1/4 cup) 

Sea salt 

3 chopped garlic cloves

Basil to garnish!

Method:

Preheat oven to 350 F.

Put cherry tomatoes (whole) in a small baking dish, and combine with olive oil, olives and salt.

Put in the oven, and roast for 15 minutes. At 15 minutes add the chopped garlic and give a little stir, then roast for another 15-20 minutes, or until the tomatoes have started to burst.

Garnish with basil and serve!

Enjoy!