Everybody say Summer!
The dog days of summer may be dwindling down but that doesn’t mean the flow of tomatoes coming from the garden has ceased. Piles and piles land on my kitchen table each afternoon begging to be chopped, diced, cooked, and eaten. Some tomatoes are perfect, ready to be sliced and consumed immediately. Yet, like so many tomato growers know, some can be a little well….iffy. Yellow spots, bumps and bruises may not always be appetizing. Yet, don’t fret, I have the perfect recipe for these “not so nice” tomatoes.
Gather together and wash a group of sub par tomatoes. Don’t laugh at them, they can be sensitive about being ugly.
Now chop them up so they are nice and pretty…
If you’re lucky enough to have fresh herbs in the garden, pick some oregano, thyme, and basil and chop them up finely. If not, dried ingredients will work fine.
Oh summer don’t go away. Next, drizzle the tomatoes with salt and pepper, 1/2 cup of olive oil and 1/4 cup of balsamic vinegar. Crush 2 cloves of garlic and add to pot. Toss the fresh herbs into the mixture and mix well.
Place tomatoes in a ceramic dish and bake for 1 hour and 45 minutes at 400 degrees. Serve with bread.
Fresh Garden Tomatoes
2 cloves garlic
Salt and Pepper
1/2 cup Olive Oil
1/4 cup Balsamic Vinegar