Fresh Tomatoes

First the asparagus, now the tomatoes. I love summer produce.

While we were at the Ballard Farmers Market we made sure to pick up some of the gorgeous tomatoes that are popping up around town/farm

Sweet summertime tomatoes are such a treat. yeah I said it, a gosh darn treat! On the other hand, a grainy tomato is one of the worst surprises ever, so I guess tomatoes are a love em or hate em kind of deal.

Let me just get this off my chest, tomatoes this good really only need some salt....yet I decided to spice it up a little bit anyway.

I made myself a sweet little snack with one of these red beauties yesterday

here's what you'll need:

  • 1 gorgeous tomato

  • a chunk of cucumber, peeled

  • 2 basil leaves

  • 1 tbl boursin cheese

  • .5 tbl olive oil

  • s&p

slice up the tomatoes, slice up the cuke

drizzle with olive oil, sprinkle with torn basil leaves & bits of boursin cheese

things to consider: in hindsight, the cucumber was wildly unnecessary. Not to say it tasted bad, but come on it just wasn't needed. The tomato is clearly the star of this show.

nice and simple and oh so delicious


  1. After I slice my tomatoes, I use a tip from Jamie Oliver and put them in a strainer and add a lot of salt. I let them stand for 20 minutes and let the extra juices run off. This simple technique helps increase the tomato flavor and makes for a delicious salad, salsa, or pasta sauce. Do not rinse the tomatoes-you can use them straight away. Just be sure to taste your final product before adding more salt!

    The Dinner Belle for

  2. very smart! I like that, thanks for the tip

  3. Those tomatoes are "gorgeous"! Yum!

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