heirloom tomatoes & toast
summertime tomato season is upon us folks!!!!! sooooo exciting – this is quite possibly the food season i look forward to the most all year! i’m sure i’ve confessed my love for these beautiful fruits before, but i don’t think it is possible to sing their praises too much – they are so incredibly beautiful, versatile, and did i mention delicious?!
last night tomas and i went to the lake city farmers market for the first time on an “errand” of sorts for my new internship at crave health in kirkland. the mission was to walk around the market and design a scavenger hunt that clients will be able to answer and enter to win a prize at the end of the summer. since yesterday was a grocery shopping day, i saved the produce shopping for that night when we went to the market – excellent decision on my part! there was stand that sold only tomatoes of all shapes, sizes, and colors! per usual, these were a bit pricey, but luckily for me, they also had a “seconds” bin of heirloom tomatoes that were “imperfect” so they had been discounted – score!!
i brought home a bag and last night made one of my favorite all time meals – fresh pasta with tomatoes, parmesan, olive oil, basil, s&p – so simplistic, but so freaking amazing that i couldn’t even get a picture taken because i devoured it so fast!! i guess this just means i’ll be making it again sometime in the near future so that i can write an actual post on it 😉
today for lunch i couldn’t wait to eat the rest any longer so i decided to mix them up with some basil, olive oil, s&p and top them over some wonderfully delicious multigrain bread from manini’s (also a market bought item). the result was perfectfully simple and summery!
makes 3 servings
2 heirloom tomatoes, chunked
1/4 cup chopped basil
1 T olive oil
1/4 good sea salt
3 pieces toast
3 T mayo
parmesan for sprinkling
gently toss the first 4 ingredients together in a bowl and allow then to sit and meld into each other for 10-15 minutes. meanwhile, toast the three pieces of toast and put 1 T mayo on each piece of toast. top each piece of toast with a pile of the tomato mixture and finally, sprinkle with parmesan.