Yummo, summer tomatoes! Hunsader Farms opened their farms early to u-pick as many immigrant pickers did not return to pick this year. (Because of our crack down on illegals.) Anyway, hubby and I went and picked a bushel and 1/2 of tomatoes for $3.00, yes $3.00!!
That basket is a bushel. These are just a few all laid out on the patio table.
So here's my most favorite recipe for summer tomatoes. (I had posted this before, but I can't help it-it's just soooo good!)
Tomato Mozzarella Toast
2 pounds fresh tomatoes (about 5 cups)
1/4 cup olive oil
1/3 cup thinly sliced fresh basil or chopped parsley
1 teaspoon minced garlic
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/8 teaspoon ground black pepper
8 thin slices of prosciutto or ham
1 cup (8 oz) shredded mozzarella cheese
Preheat broiler. Core tomatoes and chop. In large bowl, combine tomatoes, 2 tablespoons of the olive oil, basil, garlic, salt and pepper. Let stand at least 30 minutes. Slice rolls in half horizontally, then vertically. Brush cut side of bread with the remaining olive oil, place on a shallow pan and broil until golden. Reserve about 1/3 cup of tomato mixture; spoon remaining mixture on rolls. Top each with 2 slices of prosciutto, 1/4 cup of mozzarella. Add equal amounts of reserved tomato mixture on top. Broil until cheese melts, about 3 minutes. Serve immediately! Quick before the cook eats it all.
"Who gives food to all flesh, for His lovingkindness is everlasting." Psalm 136:25
I'm glad He created tomatoes!