Wednesday, October 10, 2012

Orange Tomatoes?

At the farmer's market on Saturday, we decided to get some orange tomatoes.  I have seen yellow, I have seen green, and of course, I have seen red... but orange? Hmmm.... Actually, T was the one that wanted to buy them.  He said that he had them before.  So, we were adventurous and purchased the orange tomatoes.  We decided to roast them with a little basil and parmesan cheese.  They were surprisingly, very good!  They tasted a little sweeter than a typical red tomato.  It was very juicy and went perfectly with the basil and parmesan cheese.  We have a few more of these tomatoes, I am excited to put them in a salad for lunch this week! I highly suggest being a little bit adventurous and buy the orange tomatoes! It's always fun to change up the usual things on the menu.

Roasted Orange Tomatoes

2 orange tomatoes
1 tablespoon dried basil
salt and pepper to taste
1 teaspoon parmesan cheese per tomato slice
olive oil for drizzling


1.  Cut the tomatoes into 1/2 inch slices.

2.  Place the sliced tomatoes on a baking sheet.  You can put tin foil underneath, I choose to use my ever- so- useful silpat pad.

3. Sprinkle the dried basil, salt, pepper, and a drizzle of olive oil on each tomato slice.

4. Add the parmesan cheese to the top of each slice.

5. Cook in a 400 degree F oven for about 30 minutes.  To make the top extra crispy and golden brown, you can put them in the broiler for no longer than 5 minutes.  Enjoy!

Until next time...

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