I try to plan our most of our meals for the week on Sunday. It makes it easier when I come home from work knowing that I have what I need. And now I'm planning my meals around tomatoes. I thought I'd share a few of my favorite ways to enjoy tomatoes ~ nothing too fancy here, just good food with fresh ingredients! I'd love to hear your favorites too!
- Pasta with Garlic and Tomato - heat light olive oil in a pan and saute fresh chopped garlic until fragrant (be careful not to let brown). Add in cherry or grape tomatoes which have been cut in half. Saute for a few minutes until tomatoes start to wilt a bit. Add in cooked angel hair pasta. Toss with your favorite cheese - we like either feta or parmesan. This is also good with canned artichokes added in too.
- BLT - I can't resits making a BLT with fresh beefsteak tomato slices. It reminds me of a diner up in Rogers City, Michigan that we used to go to when visiting my Aunt. They made the best BLTs and hashbrowns. Nothing beats comfort food at a diner!
- Caprese Salad - layer slices of fresh mozzerella and tomato. Drizzle with extra virgin olive oil and sprinkle kosher salt and black pepper. Top with a few sprigs of basil. Perfect on a hot summer day! Or, just a big tomato slice sprinkled with salt and pepper. Yum!