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Wednesday, September 12, 2012

Lycopene and sunshine

This is what summer tastes like....

2012 © Diana Shay Diehl

101 ways to use tomatoes.....here are just a few of my every day favorites - less than 30 minutes prep/cook time:

Place tomato halves on broiler pan
Brush with olive oil
Sprinkle with parmesan cheese and ground pepper (garlic, too, if you wish)
Lightly broil
*We ate tomatoes this way for 'brekkie' in New Zealand every morning

Place thick slices of tomato on a platter
Lay one fresh basil leaf on each
Place a thin slice of fresh mozzarella on each
Drizzle with olive oil and balsamic vinegar
Add fresh ground pepper/sea salt if you wish
*My favorite summer caprese salad

Cut up a tomato
Sprinkle with garlic and olive oil
Add fresh ground pepper/sea salt
*My favorite 'quickie' for lunch

Saute 5-8 diced tomatoes in olive oil and LOTS of garlic
Add fresh ground pepper/sea salt
When the tomatoes are 'saucy', add fresh basil until it wilts
Toss with fresh cooked linguine
*My daughter's favorite quickie home cooked pasta