4 large fresh tomatoes
1 small red onion
1 red bell pepper, seeded
2 cloves garlic
Extra virgin olive oil
salt and pepper
Pulse in food processor until chunky. Serve over hot pasta and top with pecorino romano (optional).
Preheat oven to 200°F. Place a metal rack on a baking sheet. Cut each tomato in thirds lengthwise. Sprinkle ingredients on the cut sides of the tomatoes. Place on rack. Bake for about 5 hours, until the tomatoes are dry to the touch and have wrinkled around the edges. Remove from the oven and let cool to room temperature.
What can you do with them?
Put in pasta
Put on a sandwich
Add to olives and process for a tapenade
turn into sauce or pesto
stir into soup or salad
add to eggs
GREEN TOMATO RELISH
7 pounds green tomatoes (about 20 medium)
4 (6 ounce) salmon fillets
2 tablespoons brown sugar
4 teaspoons chili powder
1/4 teaspoon ground cumin
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/4 teaspoon ground cinnamon
(16 ounce) can salmon, drained and flaked
1/4 c chopped fresh parsley
2 tablespoons finely chopped onion
1 stalk celery, finely chopped
1/4 cup dry bread crumbs or almond meal
2 tablespoons lemon juice
1 tsp Worcestershire sauce
1/2 teaspoon dried dill
1/2 teaspoon dried basil
1 pinch cayenne pepper
1 tbsp. olive oil
In a medium bowl, mix together the salmon, eggs, parsley, onion, celery, breadcrumbs, lemon juice, sauce, herbs. Form into 6 firmly packed patties, about 1/2 inch thick. Heat the oil in a large skillet over medium heat. When the oil is hot, add the patties, and cook for 4 minutes per side, or until nicely browned.
Blend watermelon in a blender (or juice in a juicer). Fill glasses with ice. Add watermelon juice to 2/3 of glass. Top with rum and a splash of lime.
GOAT CHEESE PARTY BITES
Take a thick slice of watermelon and cut rounds with a small cookie cutter. add a basil leaf and dollop of goat cheese to the top of each round. drizzle with olive oil, salt and pepper.
WATERMELON SALAD SKEWERS
Cube the following and thread onto skewers along with some mint leaves: watermelon, cucumber, feta cheese and tomato. Drizzle with olive oil, salt and pepper. Can also toss into a bowl for a salad.
pulse chop in food processor: green bell pepper, red onion, green onion, jalapeno. Add tomato and watermelon with some salt and lime juice and pulse until a chunky consistency. Serve with chips or atop chicken or fish.
Blend: watermelon, tomatoes, cucumber, basil, jalapeno, salt and pepper.
Chop more watermelon, cucumber and green onion. Pour blended liquid into a bowl and top with the chopped items.
BONUS RECIPE! PICKLED WATERMELON RIND!
4 pounds watermelon
Using a vegetable peeler, remove tough green rind from watermelon rind and discard.
You shouldn't have to choose between healthy and yummy. I focus on showing you how you can have both, utilizing functional ingredients that keep you at your best!