A starter or side dish, but I could eat these as a main course with some good bread. I have been making these for years now but mainly in the summer months. Its a Delia Smith recipe. I probably use more garlic. If you made these a few times you will find you don't have to refer to the recipe anymore, just get your roasting tin full of the tomatoes and add the seasonings. The dressing is easy to remember too. This is a top summer dish. Can be made in advance.