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Roasted Tomatoes with Cotija Cheese and Cilantro

Roasted Tomatoes with Cotija Cheese and Cilantro

I am finally on the mend…thank you so much for all of your good 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:


  • 8 vine-ripened tomatoes, halved
  • Sea salt and freshly cracked pepper, to taste
  • Olive oil
  • Cotija cheese, grated
  • Fresh cilantro, chopped

Roasted Tomatoes with Cotija Cheese and Cilantro

How to MakeRoasted Tomatoes with Cotija Cheese and Cilantro

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.

Roasted Tomatoes with Cotija Cheese and CilantroRoast in the oven for 20-30 minutes. Remove from the oven and top with cotija cheese and fresh cilantro. Enjoy.

Roasted Tomatoes with Cotija Cheese and Cilantro


Click here for a printable version of this recipe – For the Love of Cooking.net


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

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

    Your chocolate pixies were amazing by the way!

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

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

  5. 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.

  6. 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 🙂


  7. 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…

  8. 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 🙂

  9. 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!

  10. 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.

  11. 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! 🙂

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

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

  14. 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!

  15. 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.

  16. 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!

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