Market Fresh: Tomatoes

‘Tis the season for tomatoes! These days you can have your tomato in a rainbow of colors: red, orange, yellow, green, purple, brown. If you haven’t tried some of these fascinating varieties, now is the time!

My very favorite way to eat tomatoes is in Caprese Salad. I love the flavors and textures of the tomato, mozzarella and basil all mingling together.

CAPRESE SALAD
(The Cooks Next Door)
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tomatoes
mozzarella (authentically it should be buffalo mozzarella)
basil
salt & pepper
olive oil

Layer slices of tomatoes and mozzarella on a plate. Sprinkle with salt and pepper. Drizzle olive oil over all. Tear basil leaves and sprinkle over top.

The most common way I fix tomatoes for the family is to slice them on a plate and pour heavy cream over top. Sprinkle with salt and pepper and it is finished! Adding chopped herbs makes it even better. If I don’t have any heavy cream I use mayonnaise thinned with a little bit of milk.

Roasted tomatoes are a nice side to have on your plate with something like fish or chicken. They are even delicious for breakfast along side eggs and bacon!

GARLIC-ROASTED TOMATOES
(Everyday Food Magazine)
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4 large beefsteak tomatoes (about 3 pounds), cored and halved crosswise
2 Tbsp. butter, cut into 8 thin slices
4 garlic cloves, thinly sliced
coarse salt and pepper

Preheat oven to 400F. Place tomato halves, cut side up, on a large rimmed baking sheet. Dividing evenly, top with butter and garlic; season with salt and pepper. Bake tomatoes until tender, 40 to 45 minutes.

Serves 8.

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4 responses

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  3. Tomatoes are so good now. I love caprese salad & caprese pizza–thank you for posting these. I have figured out what’s for dinner tonight!

  4. Hey!
    I’m in love with tomatoes at this time of year too!! The other day I made stuffed beefsteak tomatoes with a filling of sauteed zucchini, onion, garlic and sweetcorn and served on a bed of mashed garlicky potatoes with a sprinkle of cilantro to garnish. Yummy!!
    I’ll be sure to try these delicious ideas as tomatoes have to be one of my all-time favourite veggies to cook AND eat!! Although avocados come a really close second 😀

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