Oven Roasted Tomatoes and Peppers Make The Best Side Dish

posted in: Sides 0
Jump to recipe

Oven roasted tomatoes and peppers are what I mean when I say plant-powered punch. A true burst of color and antioxidants. This dish is proof that the side dish can be the star. Looking to impress your friends? This colorful dish always looks like it took more time to prepare than it really did. Did you know that both tomatoes and peppers are considered a fruit?

Oven Roasted Tomatoes and Peppers: A Perfect Pair

Campari Tomatoes

There are so many kinds of tomatoes available to us. For this oven roasted recipe, I chose the campari tomato. I like them because they are larger than a cherry tomato but not as large as the plum or roma. They are high in vitamin A and C. Tomatoes are also an excellent source of cancer fighting lycopene and beta carotene. But for me, I just love that when these tomatoes hit the oven, they seem to get even sweeter.

Red, Orange and Yellow Peppers

Did you know that peppers start out as green? We get the color variation based their type and how long they stay on the vine. Red, orange and yellow peppers are more expensive than green peppers because they take longer to harvest. All of that beautiful color lets you know that you are getting more beta-carotene, vitamin A and vitamin C. They are the perfect partner for this oven roasted recipe.

Key Nutrients to Know

  • Beta-Carotene: Converts to vitamin A and is necessary for great eye health and skin
  • Lycopene: Protects our cells from damage and supports heart health
  • Vitamin A: Supports healthy eyes, bones, growth and reproduction
  • Vitamin C: Fights inflammation, lowers blood pressure and boosts immunity

As a plant-based advocate, I’m always excited about getting more fruits, grains and veggies on our plates. If you are looking for an easy way to begin your plant-based journey, you can do it with these oven roasted tomatoes and peppers. All you need is a cookie sheet and thirty minutes!

LA Dunn is a plant-based advocate from the Bronx who is determined to help others make healthier food choices. Oven roasted tomatoes and peppers is a great example of that. Are you on a plant-based journey looking for new ways to eat well, feel well and live well?

Here are some ways to connect with LA:

You can opt-out at any time.