Tomato Overload...What To Do With All Those Tomatoes
This time of year, tomatoes are in abundance. If you garden, if your neighbor gardens, or if you visit the farmers' markets, you have probably noticed the abundance.
Having a kitchen full of tomatoes is something I enjoy. Right now they taste so delicious and are so flavorful! But another part of me can’t help wondering what to do with so many tomatoes.
What to do with all those tomatoes in your garden--
🍅Make Homemade Bruschetta.
Tomatoes can have no better friends than fruity olive oil, savory garlic, and crispy bread. Bruschetta is my favorite appetizer. I make a Garlic Tomato Bruschetta that is so good, that and a glass of white wine is all I need for dinner.
Here’s how I make it:
Preheat the broiler. Place thin slices of Italian, Ciabatta or French bread onto a baking sheet.
Drizzle extra-virgin olive oil (try our Basil EVOO) over them and broil for just 3-4 minutes until they are crispy and golden brown. Remove the bread from the oven and set them aside. In a skillet, heat a spoon of extra-virgin olive oil over medium heat. Add 4 minced garlic cloves and a pinch of red pepper flakes and cook for a minute until the garlic starts to soften. Add 1 pint of halved grape tomatoes and toss in the seasoned oil. Cook for 4-5 minutes until the tomatoes soften. Season with salt and pepper and spoon the tomatoes onto the toasted bread. Garnish with fresh parsley or basil and vegan grated parmesan. This is addictive. Don’t say I didn’t warn you.
🍅Make Soup – Raw or Cooked
Gazpacho is a Spanish soup that is served cold. It’s also easy to make – just blend ripe tomatoes with any other produce you desire onions, cucumber, bell peppers and even watermelon. Chill it and enjoy it. It couldn’t be easier.
🍅Make Stuffed Tomatoes
All you have to do is hollow out the tomatoes and replace the pulp with your favorite fillings.
🍅Make Your Own Dried Tomatoes
🍅Make Roasted Tomatoes
Tomatoes are sweet but when you roast them, they get this intense, rich flavor that is savory and succulent. Roasted tomatoes are delicious on their own as a side dish or used in other recipes.
🍅Freeze Your Tomatoes
The good news is that you can freeze tomatoes so you can enjoy them all year long. Tomatoes can be frozen with their skins or peeled, raw or cooked, whole, chopped, sliced or pureed. Frozen tomatoes can last up to 8 months.
From the blog- One Green Plant