Thursday, June 23, 2011

Red Zebra Tomato Crostini

Bring out the fine china and silver we have tomatoes!
I picked a beautiful Red Zebra tomato this morning and this is what I made for a delicious afternoon snack. Nutritional information is provided at the bottom of the recipe. (Thank you NutriMirror !)

Recipe for one serving:

One piece of whole grain bread, toasted crisp (I used Trader Joe's Artisan Whole Grain Bread)
½ clove of fresh garlic
3 or so small fresh basil leaves
1 small Red Zebra Tomato (any tomato will do!)
½ to 1 teaspoon extra virgin olive oil
pinch of sea salt (optional)
½ oz mozzarella, sliced thin

Place the thin slices of mozzarella on the hot toast. Finely mince the garlic and basil, drizzle with olive oil and a pinch of salt. I blend this on the cutting board, but a small bowl will work too.

Drizzle basil mixture over top of cheese, Place the tomato slices on top of cheese and any basil/oil mixture that is left in the bowl.

Eat as soon as you can!


  1. What a simple, yet delicious, dish! Yummy! I am just now getting enough tomatoes to make dishes like this. Happy 4th! And Welcome to Blotanical!

  2. I share your views on the significance of the first tomato of the year. Actually we usually make a special meal with the first harvest of most types of veg. They always seem extra special.
    It's nice to find someone who is as keen on herbs as I am, so welcome to Blotanical!

  3. Our tomatoes were good this year and almost all gone. The hubby said he would plant more next time.
    "The Broke 4 Ranch" will be hosting a Virtual Blog BBQ, hosted by yours truly, Thoughts on a Blog and your being featured. I hope you will come join us! Invitation is posted on my blog.


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