August 11, 2012

Anti-Recipe: Heirloom Tomato Basil Salad

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This season’s tomato crop in my region has been abundant and I thought I’d share the quick and easy way that we’ve been enjoying all the farm fresh tomatoes. Since I have some basil growing in a container on my porch, it’s even easier!

I roughly chop the tomatoes and then toss them in a mixture of basil and olive oil. (I smash the basil with my mortar and pestle, but you could use a food processor or a blender). Sometimes we eat it just like this as a salad and sometimes I add some pasta or beans to make it the main dish. You could also throw in parmesan or fresh mozzarella cheese.

It doesn’t get any easier than that! Hope you’re enjoying the weekend. Easy recipes help me enjoy my weekends because they don’t keep me stuck in the kitchen. Happy Saturday friends!

4 comments:

  1. Kate, this looks super yummy! I like the idea of adding a little cheese :) -Jenn

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    1. Isn't everything better with cheese? I stopped in Trader Joe's today (a new one just opened up in Knoxville) and they had this delicious-looking marinated mozzarella...to-die-for! If only I hadn't sworn off dairy on this vegan adventure ;) Maybe I could cheat a little!

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  2. My mouth is watering...oh this looks so good! Our tomatoes did not do well at all. First it was too much rain, then too hot and some of the plants scortched while we were away for awhile and lastly...fire ants. Grrrr... I WILL get the hang of this Texas gardening eventually. :)

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    1. I feel your pain...I can't take any credit for growing these gorgeous maters. I signed up for a CSA again this year and these were just another wonderful item from this week's box via the farmer's market.

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