Here are four ways to use roasted tomatoes in recipes that I have made so far. If you get tired of leftovers, this is a way to change meals up a bit.
The appliances you will need are a food processor, a stove, and an oven or toaster oven. If you have a large amount of tomatoes, like I often do, roasting tomatoes is a good way to use them up. You can make a tomato sauce and freeze small amounts in zip lock baggies.
All these recipes start the same way: by roasting plum tomatoes and garlic in olive oil. The dip is the only recipe that calls for more garlic than the other recipes. If you have another kind of tomato, that would work too. I prefer plum tomatoes because they have a more concentrated flavor. I have only made the sauce with one other kind of tomato – the Hothouse, and it was still delicious.
1. Squash Noodles with Roasted Tomato Sauce – Squash noodles are a good way to eat more plant based foods, but you could use spaghetti noodles instead. Top with nutritional yeast for a vegan parmesan flavor.
2. Pizza with Roasted Tomato Sauce, Sun-Dried Tomatoes and Artichokes – This is the same sauce as with the squash noodles, so you get two different meals in one. I used Namaste gluten free pizza crust, which you mix with water and olive oil, throw in the food processor, bake, then add toppings and bake some more. It is my go-to gluten free pizza crust.
3. Creamy Tomato Basil Soup – This recipe calls for cashews to make the soup creamy. Serve with a spicy vegan gluten free grilled cheese.