I don’t usually like to bake or roast fresh garden tomatoes, but I had an intense craving for a savory cheesy tomato galette, so I bought a few pounds of fresh tomatoes, sliced them up, seasoned them with salt and layered them on the most buttery and flakey pastry dough. I added a thin layer of goat cheese under the sliced tomatoes, and them added additional Parmesan cheese in the crust.
After my enthusiastic purchase of many tomatoes, I decided to snack on the first pint while standing at my new kitchen island with some sliced aged cheddar and a 1/2 empty bottle of rose. Alright fine, there were chips as well. I used the second pint of cherry tomatoes in this delicious seared halloumi salad with fresh herbs.
As a little tribute to the EDYN garden sensor, I am sharing my favorite summatime salad, which is basically my favorite way to eat fresh tomatoes. A simple Caprese salad. The key to making a good Caprese is good quality ingredients. Fresh sweet tomatoes, fresh basil, a soft fresh mozzarella, good olive oil, and Maldon salt.