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.
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
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!
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.
Again, this isn’t anything too challenging…make an omelet the way you like.
Slice up the tomatoes and crumble the goat cheese.
Top the omelet with this and serve.
I have plenty of tomatoes left so there may be some more tomato ideas on the way!