Monday, October 15, 2012

What do you do with roasted tomatoes?

I love hummus. And there are so many ways to prepare it, like my "regular" tomato basil hummus or plain tomato hummus, or even just plain ol' hummus.

Roasted tomatoes are soooo good! And they really add a sweetness, like with roasted red peppers. I usually  throw in some garlic cloves to roast with my tomatoes. I like to do two things with these tomatoes:

Sweet Roasted Tomato Basil Hummus:

1 15 oz can garbanzo beans
1 medium sized roasted red pepper
2 roasted roma tomatoes (or 2 other small roasted tomatoes)
Juice of 1 lemon
1 tsp minced garlic (or 1 roasted clove of garlic)
handful of fresh basil leaves, washed
black pepper and salt to taste

Puree everything together until smooth.

Roasted Tomato Pasta Sauce:

8-10 roasted tomatoes 
2-3 roasted garlic cloves
large handful of fresh basil leaves
salt and pepper to taste (or Creole seasoning if you like it spicy!)

Puree everything in a food processor until the consistency you want. I just scoop it cold, right onto hot pasta. But you could heat it up, if you prefer. You can easily double or triple the recipe if you want more sauce.

What's your favorite thing to do with roasted tomatoes??

Eat smart,

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