Saturday, July 28, 2012

Tomatoes gone wild!

   My tomato plants went crazy! I can not believe that one plant can produce so many tomatoes! Unfortunately a month full of 100F days managed to dry them out even though they still have lots of fruit on them. As you can imagine we are eating a lot of tomato-based dishes recently and today's post will be no different. We love caprese salad and there is nothing better than using your own tomatoes and basil, which are way more flavorful and make it even better than it already is. The only thing is that you have to serve it with something else to make it a filling dinner. So I decided to make it into a caprese sandwich, with oven roasted, rustic bread and melted mozzarella. Wow, what a delicious dinner that was! Here is the recipe (you can make as much as you want so I won't give you the amount of each ingredient):

*  slices of rustic bread
*  tomato
*  fresh mozzarella cheese
*  fresh basil
*  olive oil
*  salt and pepper

1. Brush slices of bread with olive oil and put into 400F oven for 5 minutes until toasted and crispy
2. On a warm bread, put slices of tomato, sprinkle with salt, pepper and chopped basil. Put slices of mozzarella cheese and return to the oven for 5-7 minutes until the cheese melts.

   If only you could smell it. Bread is super crunchy, then you have a fresh, flavorful tomato and basil, and on the top of all of that is chewy gooey melted cheese. Perfect option for a light dinner or an appetizer for the party.



  1. Beautiful photo, and what a delicious recipe! :)

    // Anne

    1. Thank you! I'm glad you like it.