roasted tomatoes and parmesan chips

I’m a salad lover. No, really…I am. Some people find it hard to believe, but I eat mixed
greens almost every day – and enjoy it. I tend to like them simply made, but roasted tomatoes and
Parmesan chips add such a scrumptious and flavorful touch, it’s hard to pass up. Especially when
minimal effort is involved. And I was lucky that there were still ripe plum tomatoes left at the farmer’s
market.If you can still find them where you are, I urge you to get your hands on some immediately!

Roasted Tomatoes (adapted from Food 52)

Plum tomatoes, halved
Olive oil
Salt and pepper

Preheat oven to 375 degrees Fahrenheit.
Spread tomatoes out on a foil-lined baking sheet or roasting pan.
Drizzle tomatoes with olive oil. Add salt and pepper.
Roast in oven for about 20 minutes or until tomatoes brown.
Remove from oven and let cool for a few minutes.

Parmesan Chips  (adapted from Food 52)

3/4 cup Parmesan, freshly grated


Preheat oven to 400 degrees Fahrenheit.
Pour tablespoons of cheese on foil or parchment-lined baking sheet, spacing at least a 1/2 inch apart.
Bake for 5 minutes or until crisp and golden (watch it closely, since it burns easily).

I don’t want to have my tomatoes any other way. I’d forgotten that roasting them brings
out such a rich, caramelized flavor that even tomato haters swoon over. And the crispy Parmesan
chips are perfectly snackable (read: highly addictive) all on their own.

-jillian m.

25 responses to “roasted tomatoes and parmesan chips”

  1. Kyla says:

    Oh, these look so delicious! I too eat salads most every day, but am always looking for ways to update them. I'll have to try this!

  2. colleen says:

    uh this looks amazing. with those ingredients a salad can't be that bad!

  3. woreout says:

    My coffee and cereal are totally depressing now that I've seen these beautiful photos! I swear I can almost smell the Parmesan. This looks heavenly, I can't wait to try the tomatoes! Thanks for sharing!

  4. Elle Sees says:

    good gravy they look amazing!
    BTW–I accidentally posted 2 posts in one day, so scroll down for today's real post.

  5. Belly B says:

    Parmesan chips sounds like the most AMAZING invention in the entire world. Seriously.

    Belly B :)

  6. Erika Lee @ A Tiny Rocket says:

    yum looks divine.

  7. Caroline says:

    Looks so delicious!!

  8. Kristin says:

    You had me at roasted tomatoes! Those look amazing!

  9. Gloria says:

    These would be GREAT additions to my usual salad!

  10. Sam {fitnessfoodandfaith.blogspot.com} says:

    i'm a salad lover too!! but mostly because it's an excuse to eat avocados.

    these are both amazing recipes. simple and flavorful. will try them soon!

  11. Marissa says:

    I'm a salad lover, too, but for some reason, I'm just horribly uncreative when it comes to making my own. Cranberries and pecans is about as good as it gets, and that can get awfully tiresome awfully quickly. So glad to have another salad recipe to add to my repitoire!

  12. Nikki says:

    I must save this recipe! the boyfriend LOVES these kinds of food :) And a mens love… x

  13. Ashley says:

    I always eat tomatoes but for some reason totally forgot about roasting them! I can't wait to try this dish!

  14. sherri lynn says:

    This sounds delicious! I've never made parmesan chips but they are something I need in my kitchen stat!

  15. kitten roar says:

    i have been seeing so many great looking salads in the blogosphere today. parmesan chips on a salad? i think that should be a mandatory part of any salad.

  16. la petite coquine says:

    YUM-how delicious, even if I'm one of those tomato haters!

  17. kristina@beancakes ★ says:

    jillian ~ oh my gosh this looks divine!!! i have tried these parm crisps before ~ giada delaurentiis makes them as well ~ and i am like you in the sense that i love salads!! i will give your recipe a try for sure YUM!!!
    xoxo ~ kristina

  18. Ashley says:

    OOooooo…I'm ALSO a salad lover…and a tomato lover. You just made me uber hungry :)

  19. hellotampon says:

    Wow… that looks amazing! How do you get such good food photos? I love roasted everything. I put roasted garlic, onions, peppers, and tomatoes in just about everything.

  20. jillian m. says:

    While I'd love to take all the credit for these shots, it's actually the natural lighting that helps the pictures to come out so well. I love you, oh beautiful light!

  21. Monica says:

    parmesan chips! so easy and effective. never thought of those. thanks!

    i don't consider myself a salad lover, but in the hot weather and with a good dressing, yes, love them.

  22. Steph says:

    As an avid cheese lover, I can't believe I've never heard of or seen parmesan chips! They sound delicious! I will definitely be trying these!
    xo Steph

  23. Pink Ronnie says:

    Jillian, you make salad look good!
    Ronnie xo

  24. Jenny in Ohio says:

    mmm…wow, that looks seriously good. I am always looking for ways to jazz up salads!

  25. Nikki says:

    I was just telling someone how much I love roasted tomatoes. I wish I had planted some this year!

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