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Tomatoes

  • Burrata Caprese Salad with colorful heirloom tomato wedges

    Burrata Caprese Salad

    Burrata Caprese Salad ~ a great tomato salad is on regular rotation throughout the summer here.  My latest?  A chunky riff on Caprese, with thick wedges of heirloom tomatoes, a luscious…

  • Bloody Mary Gazpacho with lime wedges and garnishes

    Bloody Mary Gazpacho

    My Bloody Mary Gazpacho recipe is a clever mash-up of your favorite brunch cocktail and a refreshing Spanish chilled soup ~ now you can sip a zesty Bloody Mary out of a bowl!…

  • Asparagus Goat Cheese Frittata

    Asparagus Goat Cheese Frittata

    Asparagus Goat Cheese Frittata ~ is there anything easier, and more comforting, than eggs for dinner?  This is a convenient busy day 30-minute meal that always feels like a treat to me.…

  • Colorful heirloom tomato toast with glass of rosé wine

    Heirloom Tomato Toast

    Heirloom Tomato Toast ~ the simple pleasure of great tomatoes paired with great bread is known to tomato lovers everywhere.  When you’ve got tomato toast, no matter what else is going…

  • Hands tossing a Shirazi Salad in a white bowl

    Shirazi Salad (Persian Cucumber Tomato Salad)

    Shirazi Salad, or Persian cucumber tomato salad, is a combination of crisp cucumbers, ripe tomatoes, sharp onions, and fresh herbs ~ If you’ve had pico de gallo, Israeli salad, or even…

  • A bowl of pasta alla checca

    Easy Pasta Alla Checca

    Easy pasta alla checca is a healthy raw tomato sauce from Italy that’s a refreshing way to do pasta when the temperatures rise.  Heat waves, record highs, sweltering nights…bring it!  …

  • Farmers Market Hummus in a white bowl

    Farmers Market Hummus

    My Farmers Market Hummus is topped with juicy heirloom cherry tomatoes and basil ~ they’re an unexpectedly perfect complement to a classic Mediterranean chickpea dip ~ it’s summer in an appetizer!…

  • Tomato bruschetta on a white surface

    Heirloom Tomato Bruschetta

    Heirloom Tomato Bruschetta ~ why do we feel like we have to reinvent the wheel every time we have friends over?  I mean, the Italians have already done it, bruschetta is…

  • basil marinated mozzarella with sliced summer tomatoes on a white surface

    Basil Marinated Mozzarella with summer tomatoes

    Basil Marinated Mozzarella with summer tomatoes ~ this riff on Caprese salad is the ultimate healthy summer tomato salad!  The simplest foods are usually the best, and we know instinctively that…

  • A plate of Better than Restaurant Salsa and chips

    Better Than Restaurant Salsa

    My Better Than Restaurant Salsa combines the best of two worlds ~ it’s got that deep rich roasted tomato flavor and thickness that you love from your favorite cantina, but brightened…

  • Steak and Tomato Salad with A.1. Vinaigrette

    Steak and Tomato Salad ~ this is steak salad like you’ve never had it before, with gorgeous chunks of ripe tomatoes and a killer steak sauce dressing, there’s only one word…

  • Caprese Skillet Chicken is a crazy fast weeknight meal ~ theviewfromgreatisland.com

    Caprese Skillet Chicken

    Caprese Skillet Chicken is a healthy, colorful stove top 30 minute meal that will get raves from everybody — be prepared to make this on a weekly basis because the family’s…

  • Minimal Monday: Heirloom Parmesan Tomatoes | theviewfromgreatisland.com

    Heirloom Parmesan Tomatoes

    The most delicious way to enjoy height of the season tomatoes is also the easiest…Heirloom Parmesan Tomatoes are ready in 10 minutes, and they go with everything.  Just a few simple…

  • Luscious end of summer Green Tomato Cobbler

    Green Tomato Cobbler with Buttermilk Biscuits

    Green Tomato Cobbler with Buttermilk Cornmeal Biscuits is a delicious savory cobbler that goes with any meal.   Tart green tomatoes form the base of this ultimate down home comfort food! Gather…

  • Watermelon Gazpacho

    You can tell it’s hot here because this is the second chilled soup I’ve posted in a row.  Refreshing is the name of the game in my kitchen this week! The…

  • Juicy tomatoes baked up in a cheesy Southern style pie

    Southern Tomato Pie with Fried Onions

    Southern Tomato Pie with Fried Onions ~ this classic tomato pie is gussied up with pretty heirloom tomatoes and crisp onion strings, who could argue with that?…

  • grilled cherry tomato bruschetta

    Grilled Cherry Tomato Bruschetta

    It’s high summer, tomatoes are at their peak, and the grill can be fired up at a moment’s notice. Grilled Cherry Tomato Bruschetta is a deliciously easy appetizer that can double…

  • caprese salad with micro basil

    Caprese Salad in a Jar

    Caprese Salad in a Jar ~ a cute and handy way of serving up one of summer’s best salads!  These individual tomato, basil, and mozzarella salads can be used as portable…

  • bucatini pasta with burst tomatoes and basil

    Bucatini with Burst Tomatoes

    Bucatini with Burst Tomatoes is a gloriously healthy pasta recipe made with juicy, colorful cherry tomatoes and fresh basil ~ no matter what the calendar says, this recipe screams summer!…

  • Tomato Onion and Roasted Lemon Salad 8

    Tomato, Onion, and Roasted Lemon Salad

    Tomato, Onion, and Roasted Lemon Salad ~ this Yotam Ottolenghi recipe was on the cover of  Bon Appétit this month.  I knew I wanted to make it on first sight! I’m…

  • Micro Caprese Salad 7

    Minimal Monday: Micro Caprese Salad

    Micro Caprese Salad ~ I planted a cute little individual caprese salad right inside a hollowed out tomato…these are an elegant presentation for a special occasion, or a healthy little lunch…

  • Early Girl Gazpacho

    Gazpacho is one of the glories of summer, and it has to be made with garden fresh tomatoes.  Forget about eating it during the rest of the year, you can only…

  • Summer Tomato Focaccia

    Summer Tomato Focaccia ~ an easy yeast bread that can be made in just about a hour.  Top it with juicy rip cherry tomatoes and you’ve got a feast!…

  • Polenta Tart with Heirloom Tomatoes

    My Polenta Tart with Heirloom Tomatoes is an easy but spectacular way to showcase summer’s bounty.  This savory veggie tart will be the centerpiece of any summer feast.…

  • Minimal Monday: Heirloom Cherry Tomato Tart

    You only need a few ingredients for this tart.  A sheet of frozen puff pastry, and any soft spreadable cheese will do for the base.  I used mascarpone, but there are…

  • Roasted Tomato Risotto

    Roasted Tomato Risotto is a simple but luxurious meatless meal that’s naturally gluten free and delicious.…

  • Fried Green Heirloom Tomatoes with Saffron Aioli

    Fried Green Heirloom Tomatoes with Saffron Aioli  ~ traditional Southern fried green tomatoes are made with tart, unripe green tomatoes, but I’m using beautiful green heirloom tomatoes instead.  …

  • Oven dried cherry tomatoes in a mason jar with olive oil

    How to Dry Cherry Tomatoes

    How to Dry Cherry Tomatoes ~ we’re blessed with an abundance of amazingly sweet ripe tomatoes every summer, almost too many to eat!  This easy method for preserving tomatoes will keep…

  • How to Make Fresh Tomato Sauce

    It takes just 15 minutes to make a vibrant, healthy, fresh tomato sauce — make this simple tomato sauce once and you’ll never go back to cans or jars again!…