Roasted Cherry Tomatoes & Basil

Hope you all are having a good week so far, here is a mid-week pick-me-up if you need one! My week has been busy at work as usual with a long weekend approaching we have a road trip to lovely – Cornwall planned with friends that I’m really looking forward to!

Here is a simple recipe I put together last night that I wanted to share with you all

It’s not a regular roasted tomato dish as I’ve changed a few bits and pieces and you know what?! Change is a good thing! Every once in a while change one or two ingredients from your usual dishes and see if you like it…

I normally tend to roast a large batch of cherry tomatoes and store in the fridge for the week to add into wraps, sandwiches, toasts or just to simply eat on its own !

Cook Time: 1 hr                                             Prep Time: 5mins


  • 500 grams of cherry tomatoes
  • 8-10 fresh basil leaves
  • 4 fresh mint leaves
  • sprinkle of salt
  • sprinkle of freshly ground pepper
  • 3 large cloves of garlic
  • 4 tablespoons of sesame oil! (this is the change I was referring to instead of olive oil)

Start by turning the oven on to 185C (fan)

Rinse the tomatoes and chop in halves and put them into a baking try, then roughly shop the garlic and toss in along with the basil

Next, add in the oil and run your figures through the tomatoes to roughly coat in oil then sprinkle some salt and pepper

Bake for an hour, once done remove and finally add in finely chopped fresh mint on top of the hot roasted tomatoes – Voilà!

The sesame seed oil gives it a nutty flavor which I really enjoyed.. let me know what you think

Enjoy the rest of your week 🙂

5 Comments Add yours

  1. This looks delicious! The colours are so bright and vibrant — perfect for the summer!

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    1. Thank you! I’m glad you like it, yep very true, just right for summer!


  2. sandhyakml says:

    These look divine!

    Liked by 1 person

    1. Thank you Sandhya! Btw, happy to connect with you in Instagram too😊

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      1. sandhyakml says:

        Ditto 🙂

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