Farmers Market Tomatoes

In Elk River the Farmers Market is every Thursday afternoon. My friend, Deanna, and I try to make it every week. This week I found lots of goodies…tomatoes, zucchinis, squash, and lemon infused sunflower oil.

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In particular, the tomatoes caught my eyes this week.

So far, I have made two different meals using the tomatoes. These aren’t exactly recipes but ideas of easy things you can do to enjoy a ripe, summer tomato.

  • Tomato Sandwiches (This one is for you, Mom!)
  • Heirloom Tomato & Goat Cheese Omelets

Tomato Sandwiches

According to my mom, a tomato sandwich is a normal thing. I have yet to meet a person that says, “Oh yeah we eat those all the time.” No one knows what I am talking about! They usually look skeptical. However, a tomato sandwich is a yummy, VERY simple food that is a great way to eat a vine ripened tomato.

All you need to do is toast up your favorite bread. I like Canyon Bakehouse Gluten Free Breads. Slice a tomato and season with salt and pepper. Spread some mayo (if you don’t like mayo, ranch dressing is delicious on these) onto the toasted bread, top with tomatoes, and enjoy!

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Heirloom Tomato & Goat Cheese Omelets

The cheese lady at my local Coborn’s Grocery Store got me hooked on a peppered goat cheese this week. I have been waiting for the perfect thing to use it with. This morning it hit me that I had a ton of beautiful heirloom tomatoes. An omelet seemed like the perfect way to enjoy these two things.

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Again, this isn’t anything too challenging…make an omelet the way you like.

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Slice up the tomatoes and crumble the goat cheese.

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Top the omelet with this and serve.

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I have plenty of tomatoes left so there may be some more tomato ideas on the way!

Jessica

2 thoughts on “Farmers Market Tomatoes

  1. Heather says:

    Gosh, why do I always think making meals is so hard when it’s simply not!? Made the tomato sandwich and it was delish! So easy and simple, yet healthy. Thanks a bunch!

  2. jessicahessler says:

    Heather-

    I am glad you liked the sandwich. So simple so good. I grew up eating them all the time and still love them. I posted some pasta recipes I have used before on your FB post! Thanks,

    Jessica

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