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Why You Should Reconsider Roasting Whole Cherry Tomatoes
Roasted cherry tomatoes are a versatile and delicious ingredient, but these little flavor bombs can cause trouble if you decide to throw them in the oven whole.
Cherry tomatoes are 95% water, and most of it is in the center. Under high temperatures, the tomatoes' interiors will fill up with steam and they'll explode all over your oven.
If you really want to roast whole cherry tomatoes, cover your roasting pan with foil or use an oven-safe dish with a lid so any potential chaos is contained.
The easier solution is to slice your cherry tomatoes before roasting. For bruschetta, cutting them in half works well, but you can chop them a little smaller for other recipes.