I am a huge tomato sandwich fan!! But in the interest of variety here are 3 recipes I have tried and are yummy! By the way, it is a good idea to invest in some quality extra virgin olive oil to go in the recipes. Still only add oil to tomatoes at the very last minute or the dish can get soggy and yucky.
3 medium tomatoes chopped
1 long English cucumber chopped
1 sweet Bell pepper
1 medium onion sliced
1 cup black olives
1/2 cup feta cheese
1/4 cup red wine vinegar
3/4 cup extra virgin olive oil
1 tablespoon fresh basil chopped finely (or 1 teaspoon dry basil)
1/2 tablespoon fresh oregano finely chopped (or 1/2 teaspoon dry oregano)
1/2 teaspoon salt
dash fresh ground pepper
combine prepared tomatoes, cucumber, onion, sweet pepper
, olives and feta cheese in a salad bowl. Mix dressing ingredients.
Add dressing to salad
Toss and serve.
I usually put this salad on a bed of fresh spinach if I am serving a crowd. There is never any of it left!
1/2 pound mozarella cheese, sliced 1/4 inch thick
2 large ripe tomatoes, sliced 1/4 inch thick
1 cup fresh basil leaves
salt and freshly ground pepper
1/4 cup extra virgin olive oil
In a cirular design around the side of a serving plate, alternate mozarella slices with tomato slices, overlapping for effect. Tear fresh basil leaves and sprinkle liberally over slices. Add salt and freshly ground pepper
Just before serving, drizzle on the extra virgin olive oil.
Tomatoes and Pasta
In a large serving dish, combine:
2 cups chopped ripe tomato
1 clove garlic, very finely minced
3 to 4 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil
1/2 cup grated or crumbled cheese (feta, goat or parmesan)
Boil 8 ounces of pasta to al dente, drain. While pasta is still very hot, add it to the serving dish and toss with the other ingredients. Season with salt and freshly ground pepper
That's all folks