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How to Roast Tomatoes with Basil the Easy Way

These easy roasted tomatoes with garlic, basil and chilli are a delicious and super simple dish to make. They’re inspired by long Summer evenings and the Mediterranean diet, which is just perfect for hot days!
Course Dinner, Lunch, Salad
Cuisine British
Keyword How to roast tomatoes, Roast Tomatoes with Garlic, Basil and Chilli
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 35 minutes
Total Time 45 minutes
Servings 6 portions
Calories 140kcal
Author Sisley White


  • 800 g tomatoes a mix of sizes works really well but most of the time I just use cherry or plum tomatoes
  • 1 chilli
  • 3 cloves garlic
  • 1 teaspoon dried oregano
  • handful basil leaves
  • salt and pepper
  • 1 tablespoon granulated sugar
  • olive oil


  • Chop the tomatoes in half and place in an oven proof bowl.
  • Peel and chop the garlic and sprinkle over the tomatoes.
  • Finely chop the chilli or leave it larger if you want to remove it before serving.
  • Rip up the basil and mix it in to the tomatoes.
  • Sprinkle salt, pepper, the dried oregano and the sugar over the tomatoes and stir.
  • Drizzle with olive oil.
  • Cook in the oven for 10 minutes. Turn the oven and leave the tomatoes in there as the oven cools. Or for 15 minutes. You can leave them in their for a few hours.
  • Once cooled mix in 2 tablespoons of lemon juice and cover the dish in cling film and pop in the fridge. Serve in so many different ways.


Calories: 140kcal