Air Fryer Tomatoes With Garlic

Air fryer tomatoes take the sweet flavor of tomatoes to a whole new level! Ready in just 10 minutes, they are the perfect choice for a side dish, adding flavor to pasta or blending into a quick tomato sauce. This recipe is fast and easy!

Air fryer cherry tomatoes on a the vine roasted on top of toast.

Air-fried tomatoes are good on many things, including bruschetta, soups, and sauces. But my absolute favorite way to enjoy them is on toast with cream cheese for breakfast. It’s a light and flavorful breakfast!

On weekends, my husband enjoys them as part of this double decker brunch burger. It’s his favorite Sunday treat!

Quick How-To Video

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Make roasted tomatoes with garlic in the air fryer. This recipe is so easy: Simply toss the tomatoes in olive oil, balsamic vinegar, garlic, and salt. Then roast for 8-10 minutes. How is that easy? Enjoy tomatoes as a side dish, on pizza, blended into a tomato sauce or soup, with an English breakfast, or, my favorite way, on top of toast as a bruschetta! RECIPE: https://sinfulkitchen.com/quick-oven-roasted-tomatoes-with-garlic/ #tomatoes #roastedtomates #airfryer #airfyervegetable #airfryertomatos #tomatoesandgarlic #easysidedish

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Ingredients

See the recipe card for measurements. 

  • Balsamic Vinegar: Balsamic vinegar adds a complex sweetness and tangy acidity to the tomatoes, helping balance the flavors. If possible, I recommend using balsamic reduction or glaze.  The reduction makes the vinegar sweeter!
  • Garlic:  Garlic adds a strong, unbeatable flavor that perfectly complements the tomatoes and olive oil!
  • Olive Oil: Helps cook the tomatoes evenly in the air fryer and adds subtle flavors. If you have extra virgin olive oil, I recommend using it.  The flavor is exceptional!
  • Pepper: Black pepper contributes to the overall depth of flavor in the dish.
  • Salt: Salt brings out the natural sweetness and aids in drawing out moisture. I recommend sea or kosher salt.  If you do not have either, table salt works great with this recipe. 
  • Tomatoes: The dish’s star, tomatoes, become more concentrated in flavor and slightly caramelized, enhancing their natural sweetness.

Instructions

Step One: Prep –

Tomato halves in a bowl with marinate.

Preheat your air fryer to 400F/205C. Halve fresh tomatoes and place them in a large bowl. Toss the tomato halves with olive oil, Italian seasoning, balsamic vinegar, salt, and pepper for an even coating.

Step Two: Cook –

Tomatoes halved and on an air fryer basket.

Place the tomatoes in an air fryer basket in a single layer with the open side facing up. Roast for 10 minutes undisturbed.

My Favorite

Parings

  • As a Breakfast side with a good old-fashioned English breakfast.
  • On top of bruschetta as a delicious appetizer.
  • Tossed into pasta for a richer flavor.
  • On top of pizza or blended into a rich tomato sauce.

Frequently Asked Questions

There’s no need to peel the tomatoes before you roast them. The skin helps to hold the tomato together during the roasting process, which means you end up with a nicely roasted tomato that’s still juicy and intact. Plus, the skin adds a bit of texture and flavor!

Yes, you can air-fry tomato slices. It’s a great way to get a slightly different texture and flavor profile. Just slice them, season them as desired, and lay them out in the air fryer basket in a single layer. Keep an eye on them, as they might cook quicker than halves or whole tomatoes.

You can use aluminum foil in the air fryer but with a few cautions. Ensure the foil doesn’t block the airflow, as that’s crucial for proper cooking. Also, it’s generally better to put foil only in the basket and not in the drawer where grease and crumbs collect, as it can affect the heating elements. It’s handy for easier cleanup and to prevent smaller items from falling through the basket.

 Look for smaller tomatoes.  My personal favorites are Roma, grape, or plum tomatoes.   Roma tomatoes are also a good choice.  I do not recommend air frying larger tomatoes.  They are not as sweet or rich in flavor. 

Storing and reheating: Roasted tomatoes are best enjoyed fresh. They can be stored in an airtight container for up to two days. The longer they are stored, the more they will lose their structure. 

Did you make this? Leave a comment below and let me know how it turned out!

Air fryer cherry tomatoes on a the vine roasted on top of toast.

Air Fryer Roasted Tomatoes with Garlic

Air fryer tomatoes take the sweet flavor of tomatoes to a whole new level! Ready in just 10 minutes, they are the perfect choice for a side dish, adding flavor to pasta or blending into a quick tomato sauce. This recipe is quick and easy!
5 from 8 votes
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Course: Side Dish
Cuisine: Mediterranean
Servings: 4 people
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 10 minutes
Total Time: 20 minutes

Equipment

Ingredients

  • 1 pounds (907g) tomatoes, small to medium size
  • 1 tablespoons(28g) olive oil, for drizzling
  • ½ tablespoon (16g) balsamic vinegar
  • 1 teaspoon (6g) salt
  • 2 cloves (15g) garlic, minced

Instructions

  • Preheat your air fryer to 400F/205C.
  • Halve fresh tomatoes and place them in a large bowl.
  • Marinate the tomato halves by tossing them with olive oil, Italian seasoning, balsamic vinegar, salt, and pepper for even coating.
  • Place the tomatoes in the bottom of the air fryer basket in a single layer with the open side facing up. Roast for 10 minutes undisturbed.

Notes

Storing and reheating: Roasted tomatoes are best enjoyed fresh. They can be stored in an airtight container for up to two days. The longer they are stored, the more they will lose their structure. 
As pictured: Tomatoes in the picture are on top of toasted bread with whipped vegan cream cheese.  To whip cream cheese, use 8 ounces of cream cheese + 2 tablespoons of non-dairy milk and whip in a food processor for 3-5 quick pulses.
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Nutrition

Calories: 37kcal | Carbohydrates: 3g | Protein: 1g | Fat: 3g | Saturated Fat: 0.4g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 0.3g | Monounsaturated Fat: 2g | Sodium: 323mg | Potassium: 182mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 2g | Vitamin A: 630IU | Vitamin C: 10mg | Calcium: 9mg | Iron: 0.2mg
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  1. 5 stars
    Really an excellent idea to use tomatoes. I made them yesterday and will make them again soon!

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