Monday, May 23, 2011

Savory Tomato Side Dish

Well, I paid WAY too much money for these huge, beautiful tomatoes. However; they were worth it. Plus this is a great recipe to keep in mind as summer comes closer, tomatoes will be more reasonable, and many of you will even be growing your own.

I originally found this idea on Pintrest, which I love now for bookmarking all my crafty, kitcheny, and inspirational ideas!

You really should try this though. If not now, bookmark it for later when the tomatoes are begging to be used in a deliciously different way! The key here is to use fresh things! Trust me!

Baked Parm Tomatoes


Big, beautiful tomatoes
freshly shredded Parmesan cheese
fresh oregano
salt and pepper
olive oil
*balsamic vinegar

Cut the top of the tomato off, leaving a flat surface, I cut about 1/3 off. (we just saved, salted, and ate them)  Salt and pepper the tomatoes, to your liking. Sprinkle with a generous amount of Parmesan cheese, lay a sprig or two of oregano on top of each tomato. Sprinkle a little more cheese so the oregano bakes in and sticks to it. Use a small dash of olive oil on each tomato and bake at 375 degrees F for 15 minutes.

The parm will have a hard texture if you try to eat this with just a fork, it will not be hard though I promise. use a knife and cut up and then sprinkle Balsamic on it, and it is heavenly!!! It totally melts in your mouth.

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  1. oh boy do those ever look good

  2. This looks delicious! I’m following you from “I love my online friends blog hop”. I look forward to your follow back.

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  3. YUM! How can you go wrong with tomatoes and cheese. The tomatoes look gorgeous too, I hope they were as tasty as they look.

    Emily from Nap Time Is My Time

  4. Holy Yumminess, summer always needs creative tomato and zucchini recipes and this looks outstanding.

  5. Definitely going to make this sometime. It looks DELICIOUS!

  6. oh my gosh my mouth is watering! This looks amazing! I am most definitely going to have to make this! I am your newest follower and would love it if you would check out my blog and follow me too! Thanks!

  7. This looks sooo yummy! Gonna have to try them soon. Thanks for sharing:) ~ Rachel ~

  8. im here via a creative princess and when i saw your link i was like "for real"?! I LOVE tomatoes and chz! YUMMY this is so getting book marked!:)

  9. Mmm. Never even thought of doing something like this! SO delicious looking

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  11. Looks yummy and tasty! :-)

  12. Oh what a great idea! It would be great for a side, lunch or dinner! Thanks for sharing!

  13. I am a hopeless Italian food addict, can't wait totry these!! Enjoy your weekend :), Miriam@Meatless Meals For Meat Eaters

  14. Hey I host a blog hop and I'd LOVE if you came over and shared a recipe! Here's the link :)


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