Jennifer Bliss
Irish Tomatoes
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This recipe was sort of just passed down from generation to generation.  My grandmother always referred to them as ‘Irish Tomatoes.’ The base included in this recipe is just small tomatoes, oil, and herbs! It’s so simple and it’s easy to swap things around to suit your taste buds.

You can really use any kind of herbs, but my favorite ones to use are thyme and parsley.  I also like to add some garlic because I am a bit of a garlic freak!  I love adding a little drizzle of balsamic vinegar prior to eating them too! I’ve seen other people add breadcrumbs, vegan cheese, and/or nutritional yeast to the top as well.

I cook these either in my toaster oven or dehydrator (just don’t fully dehydrate them).  So, as you can see, it’s easy to do a cooked and raw version of this recipe. So, let’s get on it, shall we?

Irish Tomatoes

Yield: Can be made in a single serving or a large batch! | Prep: | Process/Cook: | Ready In:

This recipe can be easily be cooked (cooked vegan) or dehydrated (raw vegan). You can get creative with your choice of herbs and other toppings for a simple treat that packs on a lot of flavor!

Kitchen Tools / Equipment Needed:

Ingredients / Grocery List:

  • Cherry tomatoes, halved (as many as you desire)
  • Grapeseed oil, drizzled
  • Fresh herbs of your choice, finely chopped (or use dried herbs, if desired)

Instructions / Directions / Method:

  1. Lay halved tomatoes on a baking tray (or on a dehydrator tray).
  2. Drizzle oil over the top.
  3. Sprinkle fresh or dried herbs over the top.
  4. Bake in a toaster oven for 10 minutes (or up to 4 hours in the dehydrator).

Alternatives / Replacements:

  • Optional: Add nutritional yeast, vegan cheese, or bread crumbs on top before baking/dehydrating.
  • Optional: Add some balsamic vinegar drizzle on top prior to eating. YUM!

Nutritional benefits of cherry tomatoes!

I simply cannot express how much I LOVE cherry tomatoes!!! Here are just a few good things they are known for…

Cherry tomatoes are high in vitamins C, B-6, and A. They contain lycopene, which helps lower your risk of certain diseases caused by cellular damage, such as cardiovascular disease and cancers. The compounds in cherry tomatoes might offer protection against osteoporosis, skin damage caused by ultraviolet light, and brain disorders! (1)

These are simply a few reasons why you should include cherry tomatoes into your diet for a healthier lifestyle!

Sources for this article include:
(1) healthyeating.sfgate.com

Inspired by: blissfulyogajourney.blogspot.com

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