Prep time: 25 minutes
Cook time: 6 minutes
Don't be put off by the amount of salt in this recipe; much of it drains off before the tomatoes are roasted. Salting the tomatoes helps draw out excess water, producing a better roasted tomato. These tomatoes can be served on their own as a side dish, or over pasta for a simple (but delicious) sauce.
2 pints cherry or grape tomatoes
2 teaspoons kosher salt
2 tablespoons olive oil
2 tablespoons balsamic vinegar
1/2 teaspoon ground black pepper
Slice the tomatoes in half, then set them in a strainer. Sprinkle the salt over the tomatoes, then gently mix. Place the strainer in the sink or over a bowl and let sit for 15 minutes.
Meanwhile, heat the broiler. Line a rimmed baking sheet with foil.
Give the tomatoes a shake to discard any liquid that has accumulated in the strainer. Transfer the tomatoes to a medium bowl. Add the remaining ingredients and toss well. Transfer the tomatoes to the prepared baking sheet, arranging them in an even layer.
Broil on the center rack for 4 to 6 minutes, or until the tomatoes begin to brown and soften. Serve immediately.
Per serving: 90 calories; 60 calories from fat (67 percent of total calories); 7 g fat (1 g saturated; 0 g trans fats); 0 mg cholesterol; 7 g carbohydrate; 2 g fiber; 5 g sugar; 1 g protein; 490 mg sodium.