This is my second successful season of growing tomatoes. Did you know that tomatoes are the most common backyard grown vegetable in the country? I thought it was zucchini… seems that this time of year I get bags of zucchini left on my doorstep, in my car, and by the mailbox from some mystery person. Thank you who ever you are!
These beautiful fragrant tomatoes have inspired me to create many delicious reicpes and thought I’d share a few. BTW, I’d love to hear your favorite tomato recipe as well!
My all time favorite tomato dish is the perfect tomato sandwich. So simple, but so delicious! I like to toast two slices of artisan sourdough or multigrain bread, spread a little Hellman’s mayo on each slice, place a thick slice of tomato on top of the toasted bread, sprinkle little sea salt & fresh ground pepper, add a big fresh basil leaf, and cover with the second piece of toast. Hmmm, so yummy…
My top three tomato creations this season include: 1) Tomato.Nectarine.Smoked Gouda salad, 2) Tomato.Mint.Bruschetta with a little jalapeno, and 3) Tomato.Watermelon.Basil Skewers. Yes, I did say watermelon! This is such a refreshing appetizer, your guests will love it!
I have a ton of tomatoes on the counter and more on the vines, so watch for addtional inspired recipes soon… and I’d love to hear yours!