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Za'atar Roasted Tomatoes

These delicious oven-dried cherry tomatoes are a great topping for crostini, salads and even as a small snack on their own. If you ever find yourself with some cherry tomatoes and not sure what to do with them, use this recipe and keep them in oil - ready for any last minute guests!
Servings 1 cup
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 3 hours
Total Time 3 hours 10 minutes


  • Sheet Pan
  • Parchment Paper


  • 300 g cherry tomatos cut in half lengthwise
  • 2 tbsp olive oil
  • 0.5 tsp sea salt
  • 0.25 tsp black pepper
  • 3 tbsp za'atar


  • Line a sheet pan with parchment paper.
  • Preheat the oven to 275˚F / 135˚C.
  • Combine the cut up cherry tomatoes with the olive oil, salt & black pepper.
  • Place the tomatoes cut side up on the sheet pan.
  • Sprinkle the za'atar on top evenly.
  • Roast for 2 to 3 hours on this low heat. It depends on the size of your tomatoes.
  • They are done when they are soft and shriveled.


Store these tomatoes in a tight container. They keep well in the fridge for about a week.
Author: Taste of Sham
Course: Appetizer
Cuisine: Lebanese, Syrian