Tomatoes speak for themselves

There’s nothing better than fresh ripe tomatoes from any garden. Ours aren’t red yet, but it won’t stop me from trying dozens of recipes with Tomatoes. I’ll have hundreds on my hands in a few short weeks so I’ve been searching for recipes I can use.  Whether making them into sauce, salsa, or just canning them for later use, there’s going to be enough that will need to be used right away. Usually I make them into a side dish, even a sandwich with mozzarella,  or chop them up for a quick snack with some peppers on bread. I make Quiche with sliced tomatoes on the top, or make frittata when there’s alot of other vegetables around. They don’t ever go to waste, but I sure do love finding new ways to use them. This past week I found a recipe for cake using green tomatoes! Tell me does that not peek your interest?
       This isn’t cake though, this is a snack, or an appetizer, which will grace our tables alot more. Think this would be more of an adult snack, though my kids loved it, it’s more adult friendly I should say.

Four Cheese Broiled Tomatoes

1/2 cup grated Parmesan and Romano cheese blend
1/2 cup shredded part-skim mozzarella cheese

1/2 cup ricotta cheese

1/2 cup mayonnaise (I used lite)
1 tablespoon dried oregano
1 teaspoon salt
1 teaspoon minced garlic
4 large tomatoes
In a small bowl, combine the first seven ingredients. Cut each tomato into five slices. Spread each with 1 tablespoon cheese mixture.
Place on an ungreased baking sheet. Broil 3 in. from the heat for 3-5 minutes or until cheese mixture is golden brown and tomatoes are heated through.

The first time I made this I followed the recipe, second time I cut out the ricotta cheese as well as the salt. Using fresh minced garlic as well as just Italian seasoning in place of the oregano it turned out just as good!

This is warm cheesy tomatoey goodness. πŸ™‚ Enjoy!

6 thoughts on “Tomatoes speak for themselves

  1. Becky Jane

    Tomatoes warmed by the sun and fresh from the garden are my most favorite way to eat them. My neighbor has an amazing fresh salsa recipe that he makes up and sends over with a bag of tortilla chips ever so often during the summer, would you be interested in his recipe?

  2. Angie

    Mel! Those look Yummy! I love fresh tomatoes! And you know how I feel about cheese already…lol. I definitely will make this!

  3. Melanie

    Becky Jane- I would love his recipe! πŸ™‚ Thanks for offering!

    Angie, this is a really good cheese mixture. I wasn't so sure about the ricotta or mayo, but after I tasted it, oh so yum! I did cut the ricotta out though the second time, very nice !

  4. Alyssa

    I just made this a little bit ago, and my family LOVED it. It is really good Mel. Definitely going to make it again. Thanks.

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