Roasted Tomatoes with Cotija Cheese and Cilantro

I am finally on the mend…thank you so much for all of your well wishes and sweet comments, you truly made me feel better.

One of my very favorite foods in the world is roasted tomatoes. I make them often and switch up the seasonings to suit the meal. I roasted these tomatoes with sea salt and freshly cracked pepper then topped them with cotija cheese and fresh cilantro. They are extremely easy to make and taste fantastic. I highly recommend roasting tomatoes if you haven’t tried them yet… they make the perfect side dish and they are so good for you. I served these tomatoes with Southwestern Flank Steak and Cilantro and Lime Rice.

Roasted Tomatoes with Cotija Cheese and Cilantro:
Recipe and photos by For the Love of Cooking.net
 
  • 8 vine ripened tomatoes, halved
  • Sea salt and freshly cracked pepper, to taste
  • Olive oil
  • Cotija cheese, grated
  • Fresh cilantro, chopped

Preheat the oven to 425 degrees. Line a baking sheet with tin foil (for easier clean up) and coat with cooking spray. Slice the tomatoes in half and place on the baking sheet. Drizzle the tomatoes with olive oil and season with sea salt and freshly cracked pepper, to taste.

Roast in the oven for 20-30 minutes. Remove from the oven and top with cotija cheese and fresh cilantro. Enjoy.

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50 Responses to “Roasted Tomatoes with Cotija Cheese and Cilantro”

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    Fresh Local and Best — January 19, 2010 @ 5:56 am

    These roasted tomatoes look delicious! I'm glad to hear you're feeling better!

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    tamilyn — January 19, 2010 @ 6:07 am

    Wow! Those 'maters look almost fake they are so perfect and red!

    Glad you are feeling better :)

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    Kris — January 19, 2010 @ 6:20 am

    Oh Pam, you must have been really sick! We missed your food posts!I love this Mexican cheese. It is so tasty. Welcome back!

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    Rate ' — January 19, 2010 @ 7:07 am

    Wow, these tomatoes are beautiful!! Look so delicious and juicy!!

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    Rate This Recipe!! — January 19, 2010 @ 7:10 am

    totally beautiful & mouthwatering!

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    Caroline — January 19, 2010 @ 7:13 am

    Oh I love roasted tomatoes! I roasted plum tomatoes tonight with shrimp and made risotto.

    Your chocolate pixies were amazing by the way!

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    Girl Japan: April Marie — January 19, 2010 @ 8:00 am

    Yay.. so glad you are feeling better.. I hate not feeling my best or under par… haha What a welcome back meal.

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    Sushma Mallya — January 19, 2010 @ 8:00 am

    Nice to know that ur feeling fine Pam,roasted tomatoes looks too good and delicious,will def try them soon

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    Jenn — January 19, 2010 @ 8:35 am

    Yay!! Glad you're feeling better!!

    The tomato lover in me is saying "yes, this has to be made IMMEDIATELY"

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    rosanna — January 19, 2010 @ 8:50 am

    Great, you are back and feeling recovered. This tomatoes tell how well you feel. They look excellent.
    Are you eating all kind of foods already?
    The kids are ok? Was it just you with the stomach flu? Hope so.

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    Donna-FFW — January 19, 2010 @ 11:21 am

    Glad to see u back, hope you are much recovered. This recipe sounds perfectly scrumptious.

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    Doreen — January 19, 2010 @ 12:45 pm

    So glad you are feeling better…i myself dealt with the stomach bug over the weekend..oh my goodness…it was awful!

    I think that there is just about nothing better than the smell of tomatoes roasting in the oven :)

    Hugs,Doreen

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    Vanillastrawberryspringfields — January 19, 2010 @ 1:11 pm

    So Glad ur back and up and about ,and these are an excellent choice-love these roasted tomatoes and with ur added ingredients,they rock!!!
    The pic on 'em on the vine is so so sweet…

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    Life is Reed-iculous! — January 19, 2010 @ 1:58 pm

    my husband caught a bunch of fish this past weekend, so lastnight i made fish tacos (your recipe with the cilantro & lime coleslaw). i also made the cilantro & lime rice. i was worried it would be an overkill, but since i LOVE cilantro i thought it was great! so thanks again for another wonderful meal. and glad you are feeling better :)

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    momgateway — January 19, 2010 @ 2:41 pm

    Glad your up and about. Thankfully it did not take too long.
    Roasted tomatoes as so good and healthy. Yum!

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    grace — January 19, 2010 @ 3:18 pm

    i just had cotija cheese for the first time a couple weeks ago, and it's pretty tasty stuff! i love that you enhanced your juicy maters with cilantro–a dish well done!

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    Pavithra — January 19, 2010 @ 3:27 pm

    Wow wonderful roasted tomato.. looks gorgeous and again I should say this I love your photos.

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    George Gaston — January 19, 2010 @ 4:27 pm

    Pam, glad to see you are on the mend and back blogging. Your roasted tomatoes look absolutely delicious. I had to "bing" Cotija Cheese ~ as I was not familiar with it. It sounds really good and perfect for adding a little salt to a dish.

    Thanks for posting and opening my eyes to a new cheese to try.

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    Mary — January 19, 2010 @ 4:44 pm

    These look wonderful, Pam. I'm glad you're feeling better.

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    Carmen Rosa — January 19, 2010 @ 4:47 pm

    Looks delicious!!!!!
    So glad you are felling better.

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    Paula — January 19, 2010 @ 4:58 pm

    Glad you are on the mend. Your tomatoes are wonderful! I have a *thing* about oven cured tomatoes. No self control whatsoever when I'm around them! :-)

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    Debbie — January 19, 2010 @ 5:02 pm

    Glad you are feeling better. What a great looking tomato dish. Delicious!

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    Lisa — January 19, 2010 @ 5:04 pm

    These look delicious! Glad you're better.

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    teresa — January 19, 2010 @ 5:52 pm

    so glad you're feeling better! these tomatoes look fantastic. i never think to roast my tomatoes, but i really need to start!

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    Manggy — January 19, 2010 @ 6:18 pm

    Yay you're back! And with a vengeance :) I love the sweetness of roasted tomatoes!

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    Cheryl — January 19, 2010 @ 7:18 pm

    Glad you are feeling better, those tomatoes look yummy!

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    Jojo — January 19, 2010 @ 7:38 pm

    glad you're back and feeling better. I love your recipes, simple, tasty wholesome food.

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    Marjie — January 19, 2010 @ 7:52 pm

    Welcome back! These look so good! I want them. Or even my regular pizza tomatoes would be fine.

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    Elra — January 19, 2010 @ 8:06 pm

    Glad you feel better Pam. Your roasted tomatoes look to die for.

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    doggybloggy — January 19, 2010 @ 8:32 pm

    happy to hear you are feeling better – and boy did you bounce back with a splash and a bang – these are amazing.

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    Lynda — January 19, 2010 @ 8:40 pm

    So glad that you much better, Pam….these heathy tomatoes would be perfect for any meal, I think. I know I'd eat them all, if I wasn't careful!

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    Cathy - wheresmydamnanswer — January 19, 2010 @ 10:01 pm

    Welcome back – glad the bug is gone! These look wonderful. What a great side dish!!

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    Mandy — January 19, 2010 @ 10:25 pm

    Glad that you are back and feeling better. These are so simple and look so incredibly delicious.

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    pigpigscorner — January 19, 2010 @ 10:43 pm

    Simple and delicious! Get well soon!

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    noble pig — January 19, 2010 @ 10:51 pm

    I love the cotija cheese on there!

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    ~~louise~~ — January 19, 2010 @ 11:21 pm

    A ray of sunshine, they look heavenly Pam. Indescribably delicious!!!

    So glad you're feeling better:)

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    Michelle — January 20, 2010 @ 12:23 am

    Definately something I'll try, looks wonderful!!!

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    Amanda (Two Boos Who Eat) — January 20, 2010 @ 12:42 am

    Roasted tomatoes are so tasty and delicious. Glad to hear you are feeling better.

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    Bethie — January 20, 2010 @ 1:02 am

    Glad you are on the mend! I love all my veggies roasted and tomatoes are some of the best!!

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    Sarah — January 20, 2010 @ 1:46 am

    Glad to hear you are feeling better. I was sick the last couple of days and couldn't even think abut food, so I was a know what you mean. Now that I'm starting to eat again, I hope to try those tomatoes sometime soon.

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    Kathleen — January 20, 2010 @ 1:57 am

    These sound perfect with your flank steak! I love roasted tomatoes especially this time of year!

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    HoneyB — January 20, 2010 @ 2:00 am

    These look delicious! I'm glad your feeling better!

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    The Revolutionary — January 20, 2010 @ 2:06 am

    Those tomatoes look amazing! I definitely shouldn't have visited your website while starving.

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    fittingbackin — January 20, 2010 @ 2:12 am

    I've never roasted tomatoes but these look SO good!! I love the idea of using them as a side dish!

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    Sook — January 20, 2010 @ 2:28 am

    That looks so tasty and fresh!

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    Maria — January 20, 2010 @ 2:36 am

    Glad you are feeling better!

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    Kevin — January 20, 2010 @ 3:06 am

    I am glad to hear that you are feeling better! Roasted tomatoes are so good!

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    Live.Love.Eat — January 21, 2010 @ 12:06 am

    It's on my list of things to do, roast tomatoes for a long time. They look wonderful. Glad to hear you're doing better!

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    Conor @ HoldtheBeef — January 21, 2010 @ 5:49 am

    Happy to hear you're feeling better. I'd like to eat a whole tray of these tomatoes, they look fantastic!

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