Updated: May 31
The Bright Sunny-ness of summer packed into one plump vegetable gets enhanced by a blast of heat and seasonings- hello tongue tingling joy.
"Spring and summer staple in my family; I could eat six, and have before. We usually used 'shaky' Parmesan cheese which isn't bad- but I have started using creamier cheeses and it tastes flipping fantastic."
Notes: Tomatoes are on-the-vine. Best made in-season.
Ingredients: Halved tomatoes, (1 full tomato per person is a good rule), olive oil, Cotija or Feta cheese (can use Parmesan or Swiss too- very good) salt, pepper, chili lime seasoning, dried parsley. Optional seasonings (truly you can play with whatever is your fave): powdered ranch, mushroom umami, everything bagel, garlic salt, Italian herbs, herbs de Provence, Lawry's.
1. Preheat broiler. Place tomatoes cut side up on parchment lined baking sheet.
2. Drizzle each half with olive oil and use your finger tip to spread it over the whole surface.
3. Salt and pepper to taste, then following the seasoning.
4. Top with cheese, follow with dusting of dried parsley or other dried herbs.
5. Broil 2-3 minutes or until spouting and cheese is melted and taking on color. Watch!
6. Serve over lentils or rice or cous cous.
Tip: You can use melted coconut oil in place of olive oil if you prefer.