We had a ton of extra tomatoes this week so we got to put some of favorite recipes to work including Fresh Tomato Bruschetta, Gazpacho and Ratatoullie.
Keep reading for a new take on a pasta salad with pesto and summer veggies.
Did you know that tomatoes are actually a fruit? It’s true! Tomatoes are the edible fruits/berries on the tomato plants. Although tomatoes originated in the South American Andes Mountain region, they have spread throughout the world. We now consume them in a variety of dishes, sauces, salads and drinks.
Tomatoes are quite versatile in the kitchen and can be prepared several ways. Fresh sliced raw tomatoes are great with oil, vinegar and fresh herbs like oregano, basil or dill. Roasted tomatoes also make an easy meal. Coat roughly chopped tomatoes in olive oil and spices and place on a rimmed baking sheet. Roast in a 425°F oven until slightly shriveled and blackened (about 18- 20 minutes). Serve on top of whole wheat pasta with grated Parmesan cheese.
Warm Pasta "Salad" with Pesto and Roasted Summer Veggies
This recipe combines your pasta dish and your salad all in one and is chocked full of veggies. Pretty much all of the ingredients for this dish can be found in the FreshFix webstore during summer. You can even get basil and garlic and make your own pesto. Veggies can be cooked in the oven, on a grill or in a sautee pan.