Monday, July 5, 2010

Tantalizing Tomatoes

I love summer for outdoor parties, days at the beach, and fresh fruits and vegetables. And there is nothing better than a fresh summer tomato... on a salad, in homemade tomato sauce, or as a great appetizer for your summer get together. Here, a fabulous and easy recipe:

10 Plum Tomatoes
1 Tbsp Good Olive Oil
2 Tbsp Good Balsamic Vinegar
2 Tbsp Dried herbs (I used Sage and Thyme, but a good Italian Seasoning variety will also work)
Salt & Pepper

Preheat your oven to 20 degrees. Mix the oil, vinegar, herbs, and salt and pepper in a bowl. Quarter the tomatoes and dig out the seeds. Lightly toss the tomatoes in the mixture and place on a non-stick baking sheet. Bake for 3-4 hours, or until the edges turn brown and the oil/vinegar had soaked into the tomatoes. Remove from the oven and either serve, or store them in a sealed container for up to a week in the refrigerator.

I paired these tomatoes with a slice of fresh mozzarella. However, they would also be awesome in a salad, on a flat bread pizza, or mixed in a cream sauce over chicken and pasta. Or find your own uses and let me know! These tantalizing tomatoes will make you want summer to stay around all year!


  1. Thanks for the idea! I have all of the ingredients nestled away in my kitchen. Sounds like a good addition to dinner!

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  2. I have a very similar recipe I use when I make a tomato arugala salad! They are so yummy.

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