Recipe: Tomato Confit

DiPietro_Aug_24_tomatorecipe_post.jpg

Photo by Sean Fraga

During tomato season, confit is one of the best ways to use the season's bounty. Below is a recipe that I use every summer without fail, and is a favorite of our interns.

Tomato Confit


Adapted from "Ma" Viertel

    • Plum tomatoes
    • Garlic cloves
    • Sage leaves
    • Thyme sprigs
    • Olive oil
    • Salt

Use as many plum tomatoes as you like, or as you can get your hands on. Exact proportions are not important.

Core tomatoes. Slice the plum tomatoes in half, the long way.

Arrange the tomatoes in a single layer, skin-side down, in a glass baking pan. Salt their faces lightly. Let them sit for 1 hour.

Preheat oven to 275 degrees F.

Add sage leaves, thyme springs, and whole cloves of garlic to the tray. Add enough olive oil to cover the tomatoes.

Bake for 4 to 5 hours, or until much of the water has evaporated, and the tomatoes are plump, yet firm to the touch. (They shouldn't look like a sun dried store tomato.)

Layer these beauties onto sandwiches. Throw them over pasta. Serve them on their own.

You can store these under olive oil in the refrigerator for up to a month.

Presented by

Melina Shannon-DiPietro is the director of the Yale Sustainable Food Project, which oversees sustainable dining at Yale, manages an organic farm on campus, and runs programs that support academic inquiry related to food and agriculture. More

Melina Shannon-DiPietro is an organic farmer turned executive director. In 2003 she traded in her stirrup hoe for a laptop and joined Yale to help found the Sustainable Food Project. For the past seven years, she has worked with colleagues, faculty, and students to create meaningful opportunities for college students in food, agriculture, and sustainability. Her biggest compliment came last year, when a student called her Yale's Dean of Food.

A New York City Minute, Frozen in Time

This wildly inventive short film takes you on a whirling, spinning tour of the Big Apple

Join the Discussion

After you comment, click Post. If you’re not already logged in you will be asked to log in or register with Disqus.

Please note that The Atlantic's account system is separate from our commenting system. To log in or register with The Atlantic, use the Sign In button at the top of every page.

blog comments powered by Disqus

Video

A New York City Minute, Frozen in Time

This short film takes you on a whirling tour of the Big Apple

Video

What Happened to the Milky Way?

Light pollution has taken away our ability to see the stars. Can we save the night sky?

Video

The Faces of #BlackLivesMatter

Scenes from a recent protest in New York City

Video

Ruth Bader Ginsburg on Life

The Supreme Court justice talks gender equality and marriage.

Video

The Pentagon's $1.5 Trillion Mistake

The F-35 fighter jet was supposed to do everything. Instead, it can barely do anything.

More in Health

Just In