Slow Roast Tomatoes | Veg Box Recipes with Basil & Tom’s

Apr 30, 2019

Here’s our first recipe for making the most out of your veg box, in collaboration with Basil & Tom’s, Acton’s wonderful community greengrocer.

Make a batch of these each week and you will have the makings of a lovely salad, sandwich, topping for a dahl, rice bowl, soup, yogurt dip, stir through for pasta, blitz for a marinade – all at your finger tips!

Slow Roast Tomatoes

  • Pre-heat the oven to 160˚C (150˚C fan) and line a flat baking sheet with baking parchment
  • Slice enough tomatoes through the stalk (into halves if small/medium or quarters if large) to cover your baking sheet in a tight single layer
  • Lay cut side up on the tray
  • Toss with oil, salt, pepper and thyme sprigs (or experiment with other herbs – lemongrass makes a really unusual change)
  • Roast in the oven for anywhere between 1-2 hours depending on size and desired consistency
  • Once cooked to your liking, taste and adjust sweetness if needed with a little maple syrup
  • Store in a jar or container covered in a film of best quality extra virgin oil in the fridge for up to a week (if they last that long!)

Watch out as your addiction takes hold…🍅

We ❤️ Basil & Tom’s

This first week of May 2019 we are exploring one of Basil & Tom’s fab weekly veg boxes and showing you how to use the contents in new and exciting ways, with loads of time saving tips and tricks to create a trove of delicious food to see you through the week and beyond – and ensure that you never waste a vegetable again.

We’ll be posting videos via our Instagram stories every day this week and you can find hints, tips, recipes and guidelines here on our blog and the Basil & Tom’s website.

Follow the veg box magic at #BandTStories

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Get in touch

Louisa Chapman-Andrews
hello @
07796 264734

Get in touch

Louisa Chapman-Andrews
hello @
07796 264734

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