Thursday, July 8, 2010

My Favorite Go-To Snack, Side Dish, Appy, etc.

My favorite, most versatile dish/condiment to make is oven burst tomatoes.  They are great with some crusty grain bread and fresh mozz, work well over pasta with a little grated parm, can be used as a topping for chicken and meat, oh the list goes on.  And, they are so simple!!  Sometimes simple really tastes the best.

1 pkg multi-color tomatoes (or just plain red)
crushed garlic
olive oil

Preheat broiler.  Halve the larger tomatoes and place all of them in a bowl.  Mix in olive oil, garlic, salt and pepper to taste.  Toss until well coated.  So pretty!

Spread on a baking sheet, throw on a few basil leaves and place under broiler. Cook until they start to burst and get some browning.

I love using these for lunch.  Just top crusty bread (this pic is a big no-no for me these days, white french bread - eeek) with fresh mozz and top with tomatoes.  Yummy!!  Re-broiling turns this snack into a yummy french bread margarita pizza.


  1. I agree that simple recipes really do taste better! Maybe that's because they cause less stress in the cooking process. This dish looks great! A perfect summer side.

  2. You're probably right! Thank you.