ffwD: Tomatoes Provençal

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I’m excited to get back into cooking and baking with French Fridays with Dorie! It’s been too long since I’ve even been in town on a Friday, so it was nice to come back to an easier recipe. However, what I didn’t realize was that I just posted a tomato recipe last week for my first post back after my hiatus. Oh, well. Tomatoes are so good right now, I can’t complain.

This method of roasting tomatoes was easy and open to interpretation. Halving tomatoes and topping them with a mixture of minced garlic and your choice of herbs (in my case, thyme) then drizzling olive oil on top was pretty delicious. Though, I’m not used to eating roasted tomatoes as halves, as they were pretty thick. Then again, I probably didn’t follow Dorie’s suggestion of using 4 oz. tomatoes. I just grabbed ones that looked good. Anyway, this recipe makes for a simple side or even a lighter main dish, if you prefer. I ate my tomatoes with toasted sourdough slices.

Happy Fourth of July, everyone!

These tomatoes provençal were made for French Fridays with Dorie, a group of bloggers who are cooking their way through Dorie Greenspan’s Around My French Table: More Than 300 Recipes from My Home to Yours.

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52 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. apuginthekitchen
    Jul 04, 2014 @ 11:38:19

    I love this recipe, simple and perfect with the abundance of delicious tomatoes at the market. I love this with steak.

  2. Elaine @ foodbod
    Jul 04, 2014 @ 11:59:48

    They look so tasty 🙂

  3. The Squishy Monster
    Jul 04, 2014 @ 12:38:25

    Very nice. And I love how they’re red for the 4th! =)

  4. Geraldine Saucier
    Jul 04, 2014 @ 15:39:20

    Wonderful job. The tomatoes looks delicious. Perfect recipe when fresh tomatoes from my garden are getting ready to be picked. Happy Fourth of July 🙂

  5. Fae's Twist & Tango
    Jul 04, 2014 @ 16:23:51

    I can have tomatoes every day, more recipes the better. These roasted ones look beautiful and I am sure very delicious!

  6. Maureen | Orgasmic Chef
    Jul 04, 2014 @ 16:29:37

    These would be perfect with a piece of rustic sourdough. Yum!

  7. Kristi @ My San Francisco Kitchen
    Jul 04, 2014 @ 16:51:55

    Happy 4th of July!! These look great!

  8. I Wilkerson
    Jul 04, 2014 @ 18:07:02

    Mmmm! Perfect for the upcoming tomato season!

  9. hotlyspiced
    Jul 05, 2014 @ 00:05:55

    I do love tomatoes cooked like that. Happy 4th of July xx

  10. Food,Photography & France
    Jul 05, 2014 @ 00:19:47

    That’s a favourite of mine…the good tomatoes are just appearing on the stalls here..at last:)

  11. Von
    Jul 05, 2014 @ 01:26:56

    I love tomatoes but have never had them cooked like this!! (half the time I finish all my tomatoes before I get a chance to cook them anyway haha). They look amazing!

  12. SandraM
    Jul 05, 2014 @ 08:14:11

    Can never have too many tomato recipes! These look and sound good. Love roasting tomatoes.

  13. Emily
    Jul 05, 2014 @ 10:22:16

    Firstly, welcome back to FFwD! and I love that close up of your TP which is awesome! I used my TP as topping for pasta (in place of sauce) for my DH dinner with grilled cod and brocoli! Plate was clean!

  14. morristownmemos by Ronnie Hammer
    Jul 05, 2014 @ 12:25:25

    I’m ready for the ripe tomatoes to try this recipe! Sounds summery.

  15. Michael's
    Jul 05, 2014 @ 12:32:46

    sweet roasted tomatoes are great, I could eat them at every meal! 🙂

  16. Natalie
    Jul 05, 2014 @ 13:38:46

    Looks quite delicious, I love juicy tomatoes!!

  17. thatskinnychickcanbake
    Jul 05, 2014 @ 15:18:57

    I’m always happy to have an easy recipe! And these were definitely a hit!

  18. Diane Zwang
    Jul 05, 2014 @ 16:18:11

    Everything tastes better with bread. We enjoyed these also.

  19. Kelly @ Trial and Eater
    Jul 05, 2014 @ 16:47:38

    I can never get enough tomatoes! I can’t wait til they start growing in my garden 🙂

  20. sherry from sherryspickings
    Jul 06, 2014 @ 00:11:22

    looks very festive.!

  21. Cakelaw
    Jul 06, 2014 @ 04:22:38

    You can never have too many good tomato recipes in the summer. Yours turned out great.

  22. Serene - momfoodproject.com
    Jul 06, 2014 @ 13:22:41

    You’re inspiring me to get back to cooking, too! Lovely.

  23. Mary Hirsch
    Jul 06, 2014 @ 15:02:37

    Welcome back. I think we could post tomato recipes all Summer and no one would complain. For most of us, locally home-grown tomatoes are a luxury.

  24. Beth
    Jul 06, 2014 @ 15:45:30

    Great dish, and it’s the perfect time for tomatoes.

  25. Cher
    Jul 06, 2014 @ 17:19:39

    Welcome back!

  26. Mary
    Jul 06, 2014 @ 18:31:12

    I could absolutely live on this – it’s summer at its best – can’t wait for our tomatoes to ripen!
    mary

  27. Johanna GGG
    Jul 06, 2014 @ 19:34:54

    your tomatoes look gorgeous – makes me miss tomatoes – I saw some in the supermarket yesterday and almost laughed at how rock hard and colourless they looked

  28. TrafficDiva
    Jul 07, 2014 @ 05:02:34

    WOWWY WOZERS!!! Those are some colorful “yummy” looking tomatoes!!!! So pretty…pretty enuff to EAT!! LOL!!! =)

  29. Asmita (@FoodieAsmita)
    Jul 07, 2014 @ 07:24:47

    These look great! So fresh and perfect for the summer!

  30. Choc Chip Uru
    Jul 07, 2014 @ 08:12:42

    These tomatoes look so FANTASTIC 😀

    Cheers
    Choc Chip Uru

  31. moderngirlnutrition
    Jul 07, 2014 @ 09:08:37

    yum yum yum!

  32. Mardi (eat. live. travel. write.)
    Jul 07, 2014 @ 14:44:23

    Welcome back! Weren’t these great?

  33. Mary Frances
    Jul 07, 2014 @ 16:02:27

    I’m not complaining about another lovely tomato recipe. These sound great!

  34. The Foodie Affair
    Jul 07, 2014 @ 17:16:16

    Bring on the tomatoes! Fresh and juicy. These look delucious!

  35. Three Well Beings
    Jul 08, 2014 @ 00:44:19

    The tomatoes are coming into my house faster than I can eat them! I hadn’t even thought of roasting them, quite frankly, and the way you’ve roasted them is very appealing to me. They look delicious. I think I have a new way to eat up all my extra tomatoes. 🙂

  36. Gloria
    Jul 08, 2014 @ 03:35:28

    I love provencal tomatoes!!! So simple and so good 🙂
    xoxo

  37. Karen
    Jul 08, 2014 @ 07:01:27

    Roasting is a great way to bring out the flavor of store bought tomatoes that can sometimes be bland.

  38. Jessica Maher (@kbelleicious)
    Jul 08, 2014 @ 16:07:16

    absolutely love how you did these tomatoes! Love it

  39. bakeawaywithme.com
    Jul 08, 2014 @ 19:50:43

    These were an easy and delicious recipe to welcome you back! We loved them!

  40. Raymund
    Jul 08, 2014 @ 23:27:26

    Somtimes simple recipes like this brighten up the whole meal. I love this specially with grilled meats.

  41. Juliana
    Jul 09, 2014 @ 00:25:08

    Love the simplicity of these tomatoes…yum!
    Have a great week 😀

  42. Jessica
    Jul 09, 2014 @ 10:26:32

    i miss looking at your delicious food!!

    Jessica
    http://www.jumpintopuddles.com

  43. Monica
    Jul 09, 2014 @ 15:02:17

    These look great. I’d love to try thick roasted tomatoes like that.

  44. Deepti
    Jul 09, 2014 @ 15:14:41

    Anything for tomatoes…. lovely!

  45. Daniela
    Jul 16, 2014 @ 13:14:40

    Love these tomatoes wit a touch of Provence and delicious herbs.

  46. RebeccaSubbiah RDN ✈ (@chowandchatter)
    Jul 16, 2014 @ 22:40:06

    perfect for summer tomatoes

  47. Tracy
    Jul 17, 2014 @ 18:39:30

    I love roasted tomatoes. These look delicious.

  48. Mary @ Fit and Fed
    Jul 20, 2014 @ 17:10:43

    How perfect for this time of year when we have such wonderful tomatoes. Looks simple and good.

  49. Chaya
    Jul 21, 2014 @ 11:17:44

    No one can complain about two tomato recipes in a row. The tomatoes are fresh and tasty right now and I say, “the more the merrier.”

  50. sara
    Jul 22, 2014 @ 10:10:03

    These look awesome! I adore roasted tomatoes…they used to be a favorite of mine to order at a restaurant near where I used to live, and now that I’ve moved I’ve had to figure out how to make them myself! I think they’re an awesome side at breakfast/brunch to add a little bit of veggies to the plate.

  51. jora
    Jul 22, 2014 @ 13:42:35

    These look delicious. I could eat tomatoes every day in the summer.

  52. dedy oktavianus pardede
    Jul 24, 2014 @ 00:55:41

    simple, tasty and refreshing, superb!!!

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