• 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 bread crumbs
    1 clove garlic, minced
    1/2 […]

  • 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 mayo
    1/2 cup grated parmesan cheese
    1/4 tsp. […]

  • 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 the corn and steam over medium-high heat for […]

  • 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
    1/3 cup champagne vinegar
    1 Tbsp. honey
    1 tsp. Dijon mustard
    2/3 cup olive oil
    1 Tbsp. fresh chives, chopped
    1 Tbsp. fresh dill, […]

  • 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 metal tongs, add 2 cups […]

  • 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 over each cabbage steak. Bake until cabbage edges start to […]

  • 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 score a small X in the bottom. […]