Thursday, July 22, 2010

Don't even tell me you don't like tomatoes!

I know that there are people out there who exist that don't like veggies.  So sad.  Me?  My absolute favorite part of summer is the veggies.  Sweet corn on the cob, grilled.  Fresh green beans with baby potatoes.  Zucchini cakes hot from the skillet. 
But the veggie of all veggies is....a fruit! 
I love tomatoes.  I know they're really a fruit, but I don't think of them that way since they aren't exactly sweet. 
Rich in Vitamin C and antioxidants, they are healthy too.
Bring on those tomatoes!
I could eat mine straight off the vine with just a little salt.  Pierce likes them this way too.
Layered in omelets with spinach and goat cheese.  Oh drool.
Baked in a pie with herbs and grated parmesan.
Sauteed with garlic and olive oil and tossed over pasta.
In a lime vinegrette with black beans.
Or a really ripe, warm tomato on a grilled cheese.
I never get sick of tomato season.
The only downfall is it passes way too quick.

9 comments:

Jessi said...

While I freely admit I'm in loathe with broccoli, peas and cauliflower, I'm totally with you on garden fresh tomatoes, green beans and corn. Delicious.

Nicole said...

Gorgeous looking tomato!
Ok, I'm one of those weird people. Not sure why but I only like them cooked. I don't like the taste of them raw but I can cook them up and toss with pasta and I love 'em. When I make my salsa I have to blanch them first too. Now Mad will go and pick them and eat them before I can check to see if they are ripe yet or have anything bad on them!

The Princess said...

It's not that I don't like tomatoes, they just don't really like me.... but I love nearly all my other veggies - I say nearly, because brussel sprouts and I have yet to make nice with each other - lol

Sonya Heilmann said...

I love tomatoes, too! Yummo! Oh, and that omelet looks delish! Mmmmm . . .

Andrea (ace1028) said...

I saw the title of this post on my blogroll just now and was like, 'is she talkin' to ME?' ;) I just posted elsewhere that I don't eat pork, I've told you I don't eat shrimp, and well, when it comes to tomatoes ... I LOVE them!! However, I rarely cook with them, as hubby hates them. :( He won't eat onions either. What a mess! [Uhoh, I just looked at that picture again, and I thought it was a tomatoe and cheese wrap of sorts, but it's eggs, isn't it ...?] *whistle* *whistle* *whistle* ;)

And Grilled cheese with tomatoes is one of my all-time most yum things to eat! Mmmn. Wishing I had some right now!

Mary said...

Oh that looks so good! I am allergic to a lot of fresh fruits and veggies. It sucks so bad! The worst part is that I used to be able to eat them. I became allergic sometime in high school. So I miss a good strawberry or even just a carrot for a snack! I can have some of them cooked but I have to be really careful. I have to carry an Epi Pen with me everywhere. Not cool

So I am now done commenting and Debbie Downer! Haha Again that omelet looks awesome!

Home In The Hollow said...

There is NOTHING better than a tomatoe sandwich! In fact, I just finished one and 1/2 hr ago!!!

RunMonkeyMama said...

You can have my share. I don't like tomatoes. :P Love most other veggies though.

Unplanned Cooking said...

Yummy! And got a tomato in our CSA box today :).