A most delicious salad with Roasted Home Grown Cherry Tomatoes – isn’t summer great?


We have an abundance of tomatoes – too much really. Take a look. The baby tomatoes were for the salad for which I have the recipe below – and the large ones were for the tomato soup ( also described below). Same for the yellow tomatoes.IMG_6642 IMG_6644

So this morning I made yellow tomato soup ( roasting the yellow tomatoes first then adding vegetable stock and seasoning, bringing to a boil and blending), red roasted tomato soup (same idea) and also a roasted cherry tomato salad with fresh mint – all  grown at The Little Farm. Here are some of the zucchini, peppers, squash and cucumbers. I am experimenting with Zucchini Jam  ( along with Meyer lemons and fresh ginger all grown on the farm tomorrow )- and will share it with you if it works out! Little Farm produce 2014 Little Farm peppers and eggplant 2014With fresh corn from the farm and baby arugula salad with fresh ricotta from our goats milk – it was a a gourmet feast for lunch! ENJOY!

Roasted Cherry Tomato Salad with Mint


  • 6 cups of cherry tomatoes cut in half and enough to spread in one layer on a cookie pan
  • 1 tablespoon of olive oil
  • 1 teaspoon of sea salt or to taste
  • 4 shallots thinly sliced
  • Two cloves of garlic thinly sliced
  • A bunch of fresh mint leaves

Optional: sprinkle feta or ricotta onto the salad before serving


  1. Heat the oven to 450 degrees
  2. Spread the tomatoes onto a parchment lined cookie sheet
  3. Sprinkle the sliced onions and garlic over the layer
  4. Sprinkle the salt and drizzle the olive oil onto the tomatoes
  5. Place in the oven for about 30 minutes until slightly browned and caramelized
  6. Place in a bowl and snip some fresh mint into it and serve immediately with or without feta and ricotta

Recipes Cherry Tomatoes and Mint Salad July 2013



About Grandma

I have reinvented myself many times during my life -teacher, lawyer, business woman, CEO, Entrepreneur, Board member, Professor, Mom, Wife, Farmer, Chef, Musician, Author and now my best role of all - Grandma to multiple grandchildren, grandnephews and nieces worldwide.
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