From the archives – A quick and easy side dish for back to school season. Sure to put a smile on the face of any tomato lover.
Tomatoes pack a huge amount of flavor into a very small package. so much so that there is not much need to “guild the lily”, to turn a phrase. I made this dish as a side for the tomato glazed chicken we had the other night, but then had to make it again yesterday as a light lunch for myself.
The flavors are more than enough to stand up to being the main course in a light, healthy summertime meal, but if you’re in the mood for something a bit more substantial, just add a few greens and a basil vinaigrette for a wonderful baked tomato salad. How about using these little gems on your next burger?
I used a mix of Colby and Monterey Jack because that’s what I happened to have lying about, but there’s no reason that you need to use those particular cheeses. If you don’t like Colby and Jack on your tomato, use what you like, this is the perfect vehicle for experimentation! Use some goat cheese and thyme instead for a bit more of a Greek flavor. Try some pecorino or Asiago. How about a little Muenster with a bit of fresh oregano or sage? The choices are yours. Please use this recipe as a guideline and create something wonderful with it!
Baked Tomatoes with Colby, Jack and Basil Recipe
Serving Size: 1
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 267Total Fat: 23gSaturated Fat: 7gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 14gCholesterol: 28mgSodium: 488mgCarbohydrates: 8gFiber: 2gSugar: 5gProtein: 8g
What I would have done differently had I thought of it at the time:
I can think of many different methods for this, but nothing that I would have done differently. It was simply superb!
I think the next time I do this, I’ll use beefsteak tomatoes or heirlooms and Grill them! Yeah!
Sometimes the simplest things is all that you need to make your day:D
Grilling them sounds like a great idea! I want to incorporate mushrooms somehow…maybe sauted and served on the side or sliced thin and placed under the cheese before cooking. Just as it is presented, this dish sounds great. :)
Bzked tomatoes are really healthy and good for you. The recipe seems very simple and delicious.
Wow, these would be amazing on a burger! I am totally saving this for the sunshine months. Thanks for sharing! It looks amazing.
So simple, yet so delicious. I love it! AN with tomatoes in season right now, these sounds perfect!