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Tomatoes, Tomatoes, Tomatoes

Tis the season to be eating tomatoes! I was watching the Tomato episode of Jamie Oliver’s show Jamie at Home and decided to make a tomato feast. Mike and I went to the farmers market and got a bevy of heirlooms. They look soooo good this time of year.

We followed Jamie’s instructions for making the “mothership tomato salad”. As seen on the show this is the starting point for numerous dishes. From this we made a caprese salad as well as a tomato pasta salad. The tomatoes we purchased were perfect. Ripe and juicy. Jamie suggests that you salt your tomats before eating to concentrate the flavors. This salting process really does make a difference with the final product. Preparing the two dishes was super easy. For the caprese layer tomato, mozzarella, black pepper, balsamic, red chile and basil, and then you’re good to go.

For the salad you smash up the remaining tomatoes with your hands, add to cooked rotini pasta and dig in. Pop it in the fridge for a bit and it’s 10Xs better. Quick, simple and delicious recipes.

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7 Responses

  1. That caprese layer salad is just WOW!

    I wish we could get good tomatoes here :-(

  2. This is such an easy recipe. Thanks.

  3. What a delicious cuisine !

  4. So special tomatoes, so incredible food.

  5. Those look so good, I wish I liked tomatoes! I like tomatoey things, but can’t get myself to eat it raw.

    Maybe I should try it again! Looks delish!

  6. [...] Go say hello to Nicole the Bay Area Foodie. She’s showing off tomatoes. [...]

  7. Yeah! I did see the episode on tomatoes @ jamie at home. That was gorgeous. Good that you could bite on some heirloom tomatoes.

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