Recipes

Gratin of Cherry Tomatoes with Ricotta & Basil Topping

And one more tomato recipe Debbi Snook from the PD sent me; she says it’s her favorite tomato recipe, and I understand why. Gratin of Cherry Tomatoes with Ricotta & Basil Topping Serves 8 3 Tbsps. olive oil 2 pounds cherry or grape tomatoes (preferably a mixture of red and yellow) 1/4 cup fine dried […]

Tomato Pie

Here is another seasonal favorite, and a great way to use up some of those tomatoes. Tomato Pie One pie crust – I cheat and use the Pillsbury crust in the red box you can find in the dairy case. 6 tomatoes 5 cloves of garlic, sliced 6 fresh basil leaves, large, whole 3/4 cup […]

Herbed Sweet Corn & Tomato Salad

Serves 6 6 ears sweet corn 4 tomatoes, as ripe as possible 1/4 cup fresh mint leaves 1/4 cup fresh mixed herbs – like Italian parsley, basil, rosemary, sage 1 Tbsp. olive oil Salt and black pepper, to taste 3 oz. feta cheese, crumbled Put about an inch of water in a large pot. Add […]

Tomato & Cucumber Salad

Serves 8 2 cups salad greens, chopped 2 large tomatoes, cut into 1/2-inch pieces 1 cucumber, cut into 1/2-inch pieces 1/2 lb. fresh mozzarella cheese, cut into 1/2-inch pieces 1/2 baguette, cut into 1/2-inch pieces Olive oil, as needed Salt and pepper, to taste Dressing: 1/3 cup champagne vinegar 1 Tbsp. honey 1 tsp. Dijon […]

Tomato Salad with Basil Oil

2 pounds tomatoes, scored and cut into wedges 1 medium-size sweet onion, thinly sliced (about 1 cup) 12 basil sprigs Salt & pepper to taste ¼ cup basil oil Basil oil: In a small bowl, prepare an ice-water bath and set aside. Bring a small pot of water to a boil over high heat. Using […]

Honey-Balsamic Cabbage Steaks with Tomato-Zucchini Compote

Serves 8 1 head green cabbage, outer leaves removed 1/4 cup olive oil 1 tsp. fresh thyme 1 tsp. salt 1/2 tsp. pepper 2 Tbsp. balsamic vinegar 2 Tbsp. honey Pre-heat oven to 400°F. Cut cabbage into 1/2-inch thick slices. Arrange slices on a baking sheet. In a small bowl, combine remaining ingredients. Brush mixture […]

Loubie Bzeit

Vegetable stew with tomato, basil and green beans. We often throw this in the crockpot with stew beef for a heartier main dish.

Tomato Pie

Use up those tomatoes!

Big-Batch Fresh Tomato Sauce

30 tomatoes (about 60 medium) 4 onions 2 heads garlic 1/2 cup olive oil Kosher salt and pepper 1 6-ounce can tomato paste 1 bunch fresh basil Peel the tomatoes. Bring a large pot of water to a boil. Meanwhile, fill a large bowl with ice water. Using a paring knife, core each tomato and […]

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