This dish works best with sweet, fresh tomatoes, such as sungolds or sweet 100’s.

2 cups tiny sweet tomatoes, stems removed
1 small handful of fresh basil leaves (plus more for garnish)
2 T olive oil
Sea salt and coarsely-ground pepper, to taste

You will also need:
Medium Baking dish
Paring knife

Preheat the oven to 425 degrees F.

Place the tomatoes into the baking dish, creating only one layer of tomatoes. Roll up the basil leaves and then cut into thin ribbons. Sprinkle on top of the tomatoes. Pour the olive oil over the tomatoes and basil and mix gently to coat each tomato. Sprinkle with sea salt and ground pepper.

Bake for about 30 minutes, until the tomatoes are nicely browned on top. Remove from the oven and serve while still warm. Garnish with a sprig of basil, if desired.

Note that you can also add some chopped sweet onion or a little bit of garlic to this recipe before cooking, if desired.

Serves 2-3 people as a side dish.  Great served as a main or side dish, too, over pasta.

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