I just love sinking my teeth into a fresh, ripe tomato. Some people think I’m strange, but I rather enjoy eating them whole, just like you’d eat an apple. I recall picking tomatoes from my Dad’s garden when I was a kid, and eating them on the spot – no knife to cut them up, or salt and pepper to flavor them. I loved them just as they were, .simple and delicious.
To this day I still love them in their natural form, but I also enjoy adding a bit of flavor to them some times. This recipe for Balsamic Roasted Tomatoes is really enjoyable. The white balsamic vinegar adds just a hint of sweetness, and combines very well with the flavors of basil and Parmesan cheese. Now THIS is a great way for a grown up to enjoy tomatoes!
I recently received some fresh tomatoes from Tasti-Lee. Fresh tomatoes delivered right to my door…what a lucky lady I am! Tasti-Lee tomatoes are non-gmo, and they contain high Lycopene, up to 50% more than regular varieties. They have also been bred to stay on the vine until fully ripened by Mother Nature, yet remain firm all the way to the store shelf and your kitchen counter!
These tomatoes certainly were firm! Usually when I cut into a tomato it is very soft and mushy inside. All the seeds and juice come pouring out, leaving a huge mess to clean up. When I cut into them, no seeds came out and there was only a tiny bit of tomato juice to clean up. They were very hearty!
They held up very well to all of the ingredients I topped them with – white balsamic vinegar, grated Parmesan cheese, dried basil, Kosher salt and pepper.
The finished product was absolutely incredible. They had the perfect balance of sweet and salty, and I loved that they were very meaty, and held their form well unlike other tomatoes I have had.
While I loved flavoring up these tomatoes, I couldn’t help but eat one whole too. Absolute perfection! I can say without any hesitation at all, that Tasti-Lee Tomatoes are the BEST tomatoes I have ever had in my life – even better than the ones I used to sneak from my Dad’s garden as a kid. The flavor is just amazing, and because they are so firm, you can really sink your teeth into them. Yum!
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Balsamic Roasted Tomatoes
2 Medium to Large Tomatoes
1 Tablespoon White Balsamic Vinegar
2 Teaspoons Grated Parmesan Cheese
1 Teaspoon Dried Basil
Line a rimmed baking sheet with aluminum foil and preheat oven to 400° F. Cut tomatoes into four slices each. Spread tomato slices out on baking sheet. Sprinkle tomatoes with white balsamic vinegar, grated Parmesan cheese, dried basil, Kosher salt and pepper. Bake for 15-17 minutes, or until cheese has melted and tomatoes are soft around the edges.