Keeping in line with the recipe post that Courtney shared with us yesterday about her Freekeh, I (Kristen) have been hoarding my fresh vegetable recipes to share with you all!
One of my go to side dishes/ quick snacks is sliced tomatoes. It all started when I made this awesome old bay chicken salad and I needed a side dish – instead of the usual chips I grabbed a beautiful tomato and sliced it up. I love tomatoes but also like to “dress them up” if you will. On this occasion I topped them with balsamic and olive oil. Simple and delish!
I also stumbled across a grilled peach with balsamic glaze salad recipe. I had no idea how the “balsamic glaze” would turn out but it has turned into my current obsession. I think I have made the glaze daily since this salad! While I cannot seem to find the recipe for the salad I have found a link on how to make the glaze–your welcome!
This glaze has pretty much changed my cooking. Every meal I make now I want to somehow incorporate it! From that salad pictured above I made the one pictured below- bacon, corn and tomato salad topped with you guessed it- balsamic glaze!
On another occasion I combined my love for peaches, tomatoes and the glaze and made a stacked appitizer on a sliced wheat baguette! YUM!
My last tomato creation to share with you is my homemade bruschetta! I used a basic recipe that came out of the cook book- “First State Plates: Iconic Delaware Restaurants and Recipes“. This particular recipe came from Grotto’s. If you’ve ever been to the beach you know what Grottos is! Famous for their “Swirl Pizza” – anyway the brushetta turned out great and I will definitely plan to make this for a future get-together!
Moving over to the sweet, fruity side of things! With my one last heaping of blueberries I made an over the top blueberry crumble coffee cake.
I was sad when the cake was all gone because it was probably my favorite blueberry recipe I used all summer! You can find it here: Blueberry Muffin Cake
We have also been getting lots of cute personal size watermelons. Lately they have been so sweet and tastes like candy! Even R was a fan!
My latest baked creation is this deliscous treat- Nana’s Apple Cake (Tastefully Simple Mix). All you do is add a chopped Apple, 2 eggs, mix it up and bake it!
Shewww looks like I need to be more regular with sharing all my CSA treats! We only have a few more weeks of getting our local CSA box- I really wish it didn’t have to end! There is nothing quite like fresh, local produce!
What have you been cooking? How do you use tomatoes when you have a lot of them?