Tomato & Onion Jam

I don't know what's been keeping me from sharing this recipe before now.  This is probably the best little concoction I've ever created.  It is not only the most insanely delicious combination of flavors, but it is incredibly easy to make and is by far my "most requested" recipe.

Anytime I ask "What can I bring?" the answer is always "That tomato onion dip stuff".   I love to see the look on peoples face when they take a bite of a crisp toast smeared with a soft cheese {burrata, goat cheese, fresh ricotta} and topped with this naturally sweet and savory tomato onion jam.  It's always the same question "What's IN that?" and when I say "its just tomatoes, an onion, olive oil, salt and pepper" they don't believe me.  How can such a few simple ingredients make something soooo magnificent?   The way the juices of the tomatoes cook together with the onion and begin to brown and and release their natural sugars is uh-mazing!

This is the perfect time of year to serve this dish with all of the beautiful tomatoes ripening.  This "jam" is an amazing accompaniment to grilled steak or roasted chicken too.  I used large, ripe tomatoes for the batch below, but you can easily substitute whole grape or cherry tomatoes.


2-3 large tomatoes
1 large onion {sweet yellow or red}
3 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil
1 tablespoon kosher salt
1 tablespoon freshly ground black pepper


Preheat oven to Convection Roast setting at 375 degrees.  Coarsely chop tomatoes and onions.

Place onions and tomatoes on a large rimmed baking sheet covered with foil or parchment paper.  Drizzle with olive oil and sprinkle with salt and pepper.

Roast tomatoes for about 40 minutes until they are caramelized and slightly charred.

Remove tomatoes from oven and give them a good stir, breaking up any burned pieces and allow the tomatoes to sit on the baking sheet for about 10 minutes.   This will help soften and break up the burned edges which add such a wonderful dimension to this dish. You want to get as much of the crusty charred pieces as you can!!

Serve at room temperature over crostini topped with a soft cheese of your choice.  I love this jam with burrata, but a fresh ricotta or goat cheese is awesome too!


3 thoughts on “Tomato & Onion Jam

    • Its awesome alongside a piece of grilled chicken or a steak. You could also serve it over some spaghetti squash or other steamed vegetable to jazz them up.

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