Roasted Tomato Medley with Zucchini and Cotija Cheese


I love roasting veggies but I don’t usually do it in the summer. It was a cold and cloudy day so I decided to roast a medley of cherry tomatoes and zucchini freshly picked from my neighbor Jack’s garden. I topped it off with some shredded cotija cheese. The tomatoes are sweet while the cheese is a bit salty – a perfect combination of flavors. I served with Green Chile Chicken and black beans. A simple and delicious side dish.

  • 1 large handful of red, yellow and green grape tomatoes, sliced into half
  • 1 large zucchini, diced
  • 1 tbsp olive oil
  • Sea Salt and fresh cracked pepper to taste
  • 1-2 tbsp cotija cheese, shredded

Preheat oven to 350 degrees.

Line a baking sheet with tin foil. Place tomato halves and zucchini on baking sheet. Drizzle olive oil, sea salt and fresh cracked pepper to taste. Roast in the oven for 5 minutes; add cheese to the top and bake an additional 5 minutes or until tender.


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12 Responses to “Roasted Tomato Medley with Zucchini and Cotija Cheese”

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    Fearless Kitchen — July 24, 2008 @ 2:53 pm

    This looks great – very appetizing. The different colored tomatoes are really appealing.

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    Cheryl — July 24, 2008 @ 3:48 pm

    That is gorgeous sista!

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    FoodyGuru (Srimathi) — July 24, 2008 @ 4:07 pm

    Looks very yummy.

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    Paula — July 24, 2008 @ 9:51 pm

    Those tomatoes look so colorful, and I love cotija cheese! This is another great recipe for enjoying the zucchini bounty! (I bought the ingredients to make your green chile chicken this weekend!)

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    Jan — July 24, 2008 @ 11:19 pm

    That looks lovely and colorful, Pam.

    BTW, that’s a great picture of you by the sea.

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    oneshotbeyond — July 24, 2008 @ 11:27 pm

    my mouth’s watering-darn you!

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    Kevin — July 25, 2008 @ 2:44 am

    I really enjoy roasting vegetables and those look good.

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    The Food Monster — July 25, 2008 @ 6:04 am

    http://thefoodmonsterblog.blogspot.com
    I love all of the different colors, and you can’t go wrong with melted cheese.

    I have nominated you for the Brillante Weblog Award. See my blog for details.

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    Elle — July 25, 2008 @ 7:31 pm

    Ahhh, yes! Perfect on the side of that chicken!

    Ithink you should change your blog nakme to “Warning. I’m gonna make you hungry.”

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    [eatingclub] vancouver || js — July 25, 2008 @ 8:33 pm

    Yummilicious!

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    Nate-n-Annie — July 25, 2008 @ 9:41 pm

    Yum! I like that you have different colors of grape tomatoes. The melting cheese idea really takes this dish over the top.

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    Nina's Kitchen (Nina Timm) — July 28, 2008 @ 12:18 pm

    A bowl full of this with a grinding of black pepper and I am a happy camper

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