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155 6/4/12 12:27 P
I LOVE tomato and avocado "salad" - slice them both up... put just a touch of Catalina dressing and little salt and pepper! YUM-O!
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10,962 6/4/12 12:12 P
Sliced tomatoes, fresh basil leaves, English cucumbers, balsamic vinegar with crumbled feta cheese. Makes a great salad!
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6/4/12 11:37 A
My husband grows a variety of tomatoes: small yellow ones that I eat in salads, medium ones that I make a sauce for my spaghetti and beefsteak tomatoes that I fill with mincemeat and bake.
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6/4/12 11:31 A
Can't believe no one has mentioned Gazpacho - love it in the summer!
If you have so many tomatoes that you can't eat them before they go bad make pasta sauce. I love making tomato sauce with fresh tomatoes. I use a ton of garlic, onions, a carrot, a little white wine, a little olive oil, and lots of oregano. I put it into snack sized freezer bags in portions for 2. It'll keep for about a year in the freezer and it doesn't change the flavor at all.
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6/3/12 4:07 P
I love them with fresh mozzarella, balsamic vinegar and bit of olive oil and of course garlic. When I have a ton of them at the end of the season, I throw them in the food processor and put them into freezer bags and use them all winter long for sauce. I don't bother taking off the skins as the food processor purees them nicely depending on the type you plant.
6/3/12 2:57 P
I'm envious of your fresh garden tomatoes! I use a lot of tomatoes in salads. This is a delicious salad that includes tomatoes, as well as cucumbers, which you may have in your garden:
I make this frequently, although I use a slightly different recipe. It's very good when I'm in the mood for comfort food, but want to avoid the fat and calories usually associated with those types of dishes.
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12,223 6/3/12 2:27 P
Honestly, I love to just eat plain tomatoes, especially those grown in a home garden.
6/3/12 1:58 P
tomato, avocado, hummus, and sprouts sandwich saute with olive oil and chopped garlic, toss with whole wheat pasta and fresh basil - YUMMY!
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3,459 5/30/12 5:40 P
1 medium garden tomato + 2 slices of whole wheat toast + 1 tablespoon of light mayo = heaven
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2 5/30/12 1:49 P
Fresh tomatoes are really good in a salad paired with fresh peaches, a sprinkling of thinly sliced red onion, a splash of balsamic vinegar and olive oil, topped off with some salt and pepper. YUM.
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1,455 5/30/12 1:17 P
I second that, just send them to me, I love sun kissed tomatoes!!
A favorite recipe of mine is to thickly slice them, lay them in a baking dish, sprinkle a tad of water over them, top with thinly sliced mozzerella and italian seasoning. Bake until the cheese is melted, yum!
Tomato sandwiches with mayo or for a dressier sandwich, make a BLT on foccia bread ( I like the cheesy kind) oh, you could also make a tomato pie.....you may have to google that one, the Old Salem Tavern makes one that is oh, so good!
You can also core them and stuff them with tuna salad or chicken salad....
Edited by: JAMGIRL8 at: 5/30/2012 (13:18)
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5/30/12 1:04 P
Make bruschetta! Rub some crusty toast with garlic, then toss the chopped tomatoes with balsamic vinegar, fresh basil and parsley, and onions. Spread on bread and enjoy.
Oh man, I LOVE garden fresh tomatoes. Grocery store tomatoes can't even get close.
You already mentioned a couple of my favorite things. I also like slicing up a tomato and an avocado, and sprinkling an Italian spice mix over it. If I'm feeling indulgent I might drizzle half a tbsp of olive oil over the lot. Makes a great side for dinner.
Or you could just send them to me. ;)
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Putting my garden in this past weekend got me thinking about what I could do with all the fresh tomatoes I will have this summer. I usually just make salsa with them or slice them up to eat as a snack with a little salt and balsamic vinegar. Any other ideas? What do you do with your fresh tomatoes?
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