Tuesday, March 21, 2017

Cajun Roasted Tomatoes

I'm a sucker for tomatoes...they have always been one of my favorites. Overall, not a bad thing to be sweet on. According to WebMD, tomatoes are high in lycopene, a type of carotenoid found in red foods, responsible for delivering us a healthy serving of antioxidants. Eating tomatoes with a healthy oil, like olive oil, helps the human body absorb lycopene and carotenoids in general. The majority of a tomato's carotenoids are found in its peel, making roasted tomatoes the perfect triple threat. Roasted tomatoes are a quick and versatile side dish that can be dressed up to match whatever main dish is on your table that night. Cajun Roasted Tomatoes pack a lot of flavor into each tiny bite - full of garlic, paprika and pepper. A little cheese melted on top adds a luxurious touch and an extra punch of flavor.
I always make an extra tomato or two when I bake these. Once they cool down, they hold up well in a lunch box. They are great warm or cold as leftovers. I always call shotgun on the roasted tomatoes for my lunch!

Cajun Roasted Tomatoes

Prep Time , Cook Time , serves 2.



  1. Preheat oven to 400°. Cover a baking sheet with aluminum foil.
  2. Remove stem and hull from tomato, slice in half width-wise.
  3. Drizzle each half with 1/2 TSP olive oil and sprinkle with 1/4 TSP cajun seasoning.
  4. Sprinkle each piece with 1/2 OZ grated cheese.
  5. Bake for 15 minutes or until tomatoes are tender. Remove from oven.
  6. Let cool for 3-5 minutes and enjoy!