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!